Do you have Signs of Hashimoto’s Disease?

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Symptoms and Signs of Hashimoto’s Disease

The symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis are vast and varied. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition where your body develops antibodies that attack and destroy thyroid tissue. This results in both hypothyroid and autoimmune disease symptoms. Conventional endocrinologists do not usually treat Hashimoto’s Disease until the destruction of your thyroid is far enough down the line that TSH, the only thyroid lab test they evaluate, is elevated.

Many patients with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis go undiagnosed and leave their doctor’s office with a  feeling of helplessness and no treatment. Your doctor should be looking at several lab markers to determine your thyroid health. You can find them here.

Some symptoms and signs of Hashimoto’s Disease are:

  • Heat and cold intolerance
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Extremely dry skin  
  • Constipation 
  • “Leaky gut” or a compromised intestinal barrier 
  • Gluten Sensitivity (not necessarily celiac disease) 
  • Fatigue 
  • Vitamin D Deficiency 
  • Anxiety
  • Yeast Infections
  • Digestive Problems
  • Brittle hair and ridged line nails 
  • Backaches and joint pain 
  • Adrenal Fatigue 
  • Disturbed sleep 
  • Water retention/swelling
  • General inflammation
  • Brain fog
  • Thinning hair
  • Low Blood Pressure/ Lightheadedness
  • Infertility/miscarriages and common overlap with PCOS, endometriosis
  • Histamine tolerance or onset of food allergies /reactions
  • Other autoimmune issues such as alopecia arreata, eczema, etc
  • Swelling and extreme fatigue after heavy exercise
  • Feeling of having a Swollen Throat

 

Take this Quiz to See if You Have Signs of Hashimoto’s Disease

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