Hashimoto's Thyroiditis And A Natural Thyroid Diet by anamaulida

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									The autoimmune disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis, occurs when the thyroid
gland is slowly destroyed by a variety of cell and antibody mediated
immune processes. It was the first type of thyroid disease recognized as
an autoimmune disease. Dr. Hashimoto Hakaru brought it to life in 1912,
Germany.In patients diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, many symptoms
arise. With the immune system attacking the follicles in the thyroid
gland, it is easy to understand why. Some commonly diagnosed symptoms
include:Weight gain - the number one concern among womenDepression- the
number one concern among menManiaSensitivity to heat and coldFatiguePanic
attacksBradycardia - TachycardiaHigh cholesterolConstipation - another
major concern among womenmigrainesmemory lossThe major problem in
diagnosing patient with Hashimoto's thyroiditis is that their symptoms
are often mistaken for general disorders (i.e. depression, IBS, or just
the fact that "they are getting older"). The patient blood work numbers
may also show TSH levels within the normal limits, allowing for further
misdiagnosis.Testing for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and anti-
thyroid antibodies can resolve most Hashimoto's thyroiditis difficulties.
But regardless of when the proper diagnosis is presented, the patient's
treatment options then become the challenge.Common prescription
medications are given to ensure the patient's TSH levels remain under 3.0
because as long as the thyroid remains active the body will continue to
attack it. Some physicians believe in a T3/T4 combination therapy, but
that type of forward thinking is not practiced by most.Hashimoto's
Thyroiditis And A Natural Thyroid DietNutrition plays a major role in
thyroid activity. It is vital that the patient maintain a healty, well
planned diet to help control thyroid activity. As with the initial
diagnosis, this also presents a challenge to those who suffer from
Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Finding answers to questions regarding the
disease is often more frustrating to the effected than the condition
itself.

								
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