Celebrities With Hashimotos Disease. Named after Japanese doctor Hakaru Hashimoto who first described it, Hashimoto’s disease affects about 1 to 1.5 in 1000 people. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is found among children and adults as well as men and women but it most often occurs in women between 30 to 60 years old.
The symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease — it is also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis — are as follows: