Depression may be as a result of thyroid dysfunction, and for this reason, the thyroid disorder may be misdiagnosed as depression. When the thyroid begins to slow down, it is an indication of an underactive thyroid.
The thyroid affects all cell activities meaning it regulates how the body works. When thyroid functionality is affected, it might either be hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is that state where the thyroid is overactive, in turn increasing the body’s metabolism and the heart. Hypothyroidism lowers the body’s metabolic rate.
What is Hashimotos’?
It is a condition that affects the thyroid gland, where the body is attacked by its own immune system thus inhibiting thyroid hormone production. This creates a perfect condition for Hashimotos’ to kick in. Such autoimmunity is normally as a result of genes activity, intestinal permeability and other environmental triggers. The three are known as the three legged stool of autoimmunity.
Eliminating of the stool with the exception of the genes can prohibit autoimmune condition from manifesting. Treating the gut is one way to start, which means that the root cause must be identified. Finding the root cause makes it possible to know the cause of the triggers and the leaky gut.
Finding the root cause
To determine the type of changes needed, various aspects will be considered. They include digestion, inflammations, infections gut, adrenals, intolerances, triggers and toxins.
Experiencing fatigue is one of sure signs that the patient has Hashimotos’. Others include weight gain or difficulty in losing weight. In women, it is normally identified by continuous hair loss. Cold feet and hands are also another indication in women.
Depression and mood disorders symptoms
The prevalence of antithyroid antibodies and alterations in the levels of thyroid hormones could indicate depression and mood disorders. Nonetheless, such symptoms must be carefully diagnosed because they usually mimic bipolar disorder in some cases making the person to be misdiagnosed.