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Hashimoto's Disease: When the immune system turns against you

Posted On: Sep 25, 2021   |   Posted By: Natural News

Hashimoto's Disease, also called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, occurs when the immune system turns against the body's own tissues. The immune system directly attacks the thyroid. This then leads to hypothyroidism, which is when the thyroid isn't making the necessary hormones for proper body functioning. The thyroid plays a leading role in our body, as it is the controller of our metabolism. Without the right hormones, how quickly our body uses calories from what we eat, can be greatly impacted. It is the most common thyroid disorder, affecting 14 million people in the United States.
Symptoms of Hashimoto's include having an enlarged thyroid.
The front of the neck looks swollen. Symptoms associated with an underactive thyroid, due to the lack of hormone production, include fatigue, weight gain, cold body temperature, hair thinning and loss, depression, irregular menstrual cycles for women, and joint and muscle pain.
The exact cause is not known. There is a strong genetic component....

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