Hashimoto’s disease is a common condition that has many symptoms and signs which can cause hormonal burnout. This disease involves a thyroid dysfunction. It is known as “Hashis” for short.
When one has Hashimoto’s disease, antibodies will damage the thyroid cells, which will in time turn into a low thyroid function. When the thyroid is low, there is low energy, dry skin, weakness, lack of concentration, and a constant cold feeling.
Hashimoto’s disease is often seen in aging woman as the body’s immune system will attack the thyroid gland, which makes an overproduction of hormones. There will eventually be an underproduction as the thyroid begins to burnout.
Hashimoto’s disease is seen more in woman that are in the perimenopausal and menopausal stage, and develops over time. Many will have this disease in their younger years but not be diagnosed with it until they are older.
Men are capable of having this disease, but woman are 20 times more likely to have it then men.
The following are all signs and symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease:
* Joint pain
* weight gain
* brittle hair that is thinning
* feeling cold all the time
* chronic fatigue
* irregular periods or heavy flow
* swelling at the front of the throat
This disease is tested by a blood test to see if antibodies are against the thyroid. It is advised that if one does have this disease to limit dairy foods and foods that have gluten in them. It may be possible that those with this disease need to take thyroid medication.
However, one can try to correct Hashimoto’s disease naturally by taking vitamins and micro nutrients. Vitamin D deficiency is very common in those that have an autoimmune disease, and iodine is important for not only metabolic but thyroid function.
Copper, vitamin A, zinc, iron, and selenium are all important for the body as well. It is also important that one deals with stress in their daily life.