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:
dry, brittle, or thinning hair
slow heart rate
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.
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