Have you ever got out of the chair and thought that hurts, yet you not old enough to feel it is related to aging. Do you look in the mirror and think, I look bloated and why am I putting on weight? I haven’t changed my eating patterns. Are your periods excessively heavy and you bleed for days but you have not been able to find out why? Do you feel the cold more than others? These symptoms and many others are commonly associated with an autoimmune disease that is frequently miss diagnosed. You may have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
So what is Hashimotos Thyroiditis you ask? This condition is caused by your immune system creating anti-thyroid antibodies that attack your thyroid gland. This leads to damage to the thyroid gland and reduced levels of thyroid hormone production and subsequently low levels of thyroid hormone in your blood. This has significant effects on your general health as the thyroid gland is extremely important to maintain good health.
You are at a higher risk of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis if you are female, have a family history of thyroid disease, and if you already have an auto-immune disease. If you have any of the following symptoms
- Fatigue and sluggishness
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Pale, dry skin
- A puffy face
- Brittle nails
- Hair loss
- Enlargement of the tongue
- Unexplained weight gain
- Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding
- Memory lapses
You should consider seeing a health professional have it fully investigated. There is a lot your naturopath can do to help you with the treatment and management of your Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. You do not have to live with the above symptoms. Natural health treatments can really help get your symptoms under control and make a real difference. If you would like to learn more you can book a FREE 30-minute chat with me here.