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Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism treatment

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism, also known as Chronic thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the thyroid gland. This is due to numerous factors, but the actual destruciton is due to local cellular and body wide antibody mediated immune responses. These responses target the cells fo the thyroid gland, destroying its tissue, which over time causes the improper functioing View more...
HT occurs when the human body's immune system creates antibodies which trigger autoimmune responses. These responses target follicles in the thyroid gland. The antibodies target and kill the thyroid follicles. The trigger for the autoimmune response is still unknown, although there are numerous theories as to the cause. Some of the theorized triggers are unknown viruses, bacterial responses, genet View more...
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the 'triggers' that cause the onset of the disease. Leading theories propose that many Hashimoto's cases are due to genetic inheritance, and the genes for the autoimmune response are triggered by unknown environemntal factors, or viral compounds. Keepinga healthy diet and exercise regime can in part deter the onset of the disease completely, or parti View more...
Common Symptoms
Common symptoms for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis are increased sensitivty to cold, fatigue, puffy/swollen face, constipation, muscle weakness and aches that are commonlyh misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, pain and stiffness in joints which is commonly thought and misdiagnosed as arthrtitis is also a common symptom of Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
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Hashimoto's Encephalopathy
Traditional Treatment
Prescription medication, Hormone replacement therapies(drug based) and thyroidectomy ( in the most severe cases).
Alternative Treatment
Selenium and iodine supplementation, thyroid specific dieting, regular exercise, and mainting a healthy lifestyle.
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Very few options available for Hashimoto's sufferers. There is Hormone replacement therapy, both with synthetic and animal derived hormones, and in severe cases surgical removal of the thyroid. Reseach is being done into tissue replacement but has not yet been applied to thyroid tissues.
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