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HESA is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation


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We welcome your questions and comments on any of our social media platforms! We can be found on various social media platforms posting information about HE/SREAT, autoimmune encephalitis/encephalopathy, and other topics relevant to the HE/SREAT and rare disease community. Come follow us on Twitter @hesaonlineorg, on GooglePlus under +HesaonlineOrgMedia, on LinkedIn, on Pinterest as hesaonlineorg, and finally our Facebook fan page “Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy Resources“.

Disclaimer: Please note that our website, Facebook support page, and social media pages are not monitored by a physician and are not intended to provide a substitute for qualified medical advice.

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The Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy/SREAT Alliance was created in 2012 and is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to spread awareness and increase understanding of Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy/SREAT while supporting those affected by this illness. We provide links to research into this poorly understood and potentially under-diagnosed condition for the benefit of patients, their families, friends, and caregivers. In addition, we provide resources to help patients and the general public increase their knowledge of HE/SREAT and find help in the diagnosis and management of this condition through self-education.

HESA also administers several Facebook Groups dedicated to supporting families, friends, caregivers, and the inquires from the general public about HE/SREAT. The opinions or actions of individual members of these groups does not necessarily reflect the beliefs or opinions of HESA.


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This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical advice. No articles or other content are intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.
This site does not employ and is not evaluated by a medical professional. Articles and studies are shared for personal reference, not to provide advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or suspected medical condition.

While we make very effort to share information and links to sites which contain quality information, the user is solely responsible for determining the relevancy, accuracy, and currency of the information linked to or provided for their personal use. We shall not be held responsible for the contents of links to studies, their errors, omissions, or any malicious software they may contain.

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