What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s disease, is an autoimmune condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid. As a result, your thyroid suffers and can’t perform its duty as well. This can lead to an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism.
What is an Autoimmune Disease?
Your immune system is your body’s natural defense mechanism against disease. When you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, your body’s immune system ends up attacking your body itself. It can manifest in many different forms.
Is Hypothyroidism an Autoimmune Disease?
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, which can lead to hypothyroidism. But hypothyroidism has other causes as well, and isn’t necessarily an autoimmune condition.
What are the symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. If you’re experiencing weight gain, depression, sensitivity to temperatures, chronic fatigue, migraines, constipation, muscle weakness, memory loss, vision problems, hair loss, or joint stiffness, you may suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But because these symptoms closely mirror the symptoms of many other ailments, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is notoriously difficult to diagnose. You may also be suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis without experiencing any symptoms at all!
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Treatment
Dr. Pat Nardini, ND, naturopathic doctor, is trained in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis treatments. Find out how he can help you get your thyroid health back on track today.
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