Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: We Can Win This Battle!

April 24, 2015 3:45 PM

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Thyroid disease is an epidemic affecting up to 20 percent of American women. The most common cause of low thyroid today is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Like all autoimmune disease, the main feature is the production of antibodies that attack the healthy tissue of the body. In this case, thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) and or thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb) are created against the thyroid.

Antibodies wage war against the thyroid, damaging follicles and spilling large amounts of hormone into the bloodstream. Patients experience symptoms of hyperthyroidism or too much thyroid hormone like sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, high blood pressure and hot flashes. As levels of hor...

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