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Hashimoto Disease

In Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. The resulting inflammation often causes an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

Disease
Hashimoto is a disorder that affects the thyroid, a small gland located at the base of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate the activities of the body.

In Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. The resulting inflammation often causes an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

Symptoms
Hashimoto’s disease has no signs and symptoms that unik.Penyakit usually develops slowly over several years and causes chronic thyroid damage resulting in decreased thyroid hormone levels in the blood. The signs and symptoms, especially those from under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary widely, depending on the severity of hormone deficiency. At first, symptoms may rarely seen, such as fatigue and lethargy, or signs of aging. But the longer the disease progresses, symptoms and signs more clearly. Signs and symptoms include:
* Fatigue and lethargy
* Improving the sensitivity to cold
* Constipation
* Pale skin, dry skin
* Face swelling
* Hoarse voice
* High blood cholesterol levels
* Muscle pain, tenderness and stiffness, especially in the shoulders and hips
* Pain and stiffness in the joints and swelling in the knee or the small joints in the hands and feet
* Muscle weakness
* Prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
* Depression

Treatment
Treatment for Hashimoto’s disease may include observation and use of drugs.

If Hashimoto’s disease causes the thyroid hormone deficiency, the patient may require thyroid hormone replacement therapy. This usually involves daily use of synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid). Synthetic levothyroxine is identical to thyroxine, the natural version of this hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Drug swallow restore adequate hormone levels and reverse all the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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  1. A fantastic health share!

  2. As a holistic practitioner who treats Hashimotos I have found that it is not a thyroid problem but an immune problem. The immune system needs to be supported first. Thanks for sharing

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