Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body's immune system lauches an attack on one of its own tissues.

Hashimoto's typically presents with hypo-thyroid (low functioning thyroid) symptoms:

  • weight gain

  • fatigue

  • feeling cold

  • joint pain

  • constipation

  • dry, brittle, or thinning hair

  • slow heart rate

  • depressed feelings

  • puffy eyes or face

  • fibromyalgia like symptoms

Blood tests can confirm diagnosis with high anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Treatment should include thyroid support in addition to immune regulation.

Holistic & Integrative Medicine

Temecula, California

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