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What is Hashimoto’s?

Hashimoto’s is a condition which occurs when the immune system forms antibodies against the thyroid. Normally, this would cause development of hypothyroidism. The results when treating Hashimoto’s are not seen immediately, but with proper dosage casualties heal completely.

Hypothyroidism occurs when there is a deficiency in the thyroid hormone whereas Hashimoto’s is the attack on the thyroid by immunoglobulin. Hashimoto’s may cause malfunctioning of the thyroid and more often this may go unnoticed.

Symptoms of Hashimoto’s include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Anemia
  • Leaky gut
  • Food sensitivities
  • Adrenal incompetence
  • Faulty digestion
  • Nervousness
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Environmental allergies

It may be hard to notice thyroid symptoms but unexplained weight loss or gain may be a sign.

The problem of hypothyroidism is that it can lower the rate of metabolism. This means that even if you exercise regularly or eat less, you still would have no weight loss. Also, as metabolism decreases, you may also have low stomach acid causing inadequate digestion of food. Due to this, you might become constantly constipated, bloated, and also gain weight.

Fatigue is also a major pointer. You literally feel so exhausted and getting up in the morning is very difficult. Other symptoms of Hashimoto’s are related to moods and you may tend to be very emotional around a certain gender for no apparent reason.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism are confused with bipolar disorder regularly. Such symptoms include:

  • Initially there is over secretion of hormones
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Brain fog
  • Memory lapse
  • Psychosis
  • Ill-temper
  • Hair loss especially in women
  • Changes in skin complexion

Diagnosis of Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism is often not attained since some warning-signs overlap and can also be of other illnesses. Fatigue may be due to iron deficiency. Most of the time many women go to the doctor claiming they are hypochondriacs and are given antidepressants while the real cause is undetected.

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