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What You Absolutely NEED to Know About Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (also called Hashimoto’s disease or just Hashimoto’s) is actually a very common thyroid disorder found in men and (more commonly) women in the United States and other countries around the world.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is considered an Autoimmune Disease that gradually destroys Thyroid Tissue and Weakens the Immune System.

Eventually, significant damage to this gland can lead to insufficient thyroid hormone production.

Thyroid hormone is also shown to affect metabolism and growth. When thyroid glands are healthy, it secretes hormones that work with nearly every organ system in the body including the heart, lungs, digestive system and central nervous system.

Symptoms of Hashimoto’s are not occurring specifically to the disease. Instead, you may be told you experience symptoms of an under-active thyroid (a.k.a. hypothyroidism).

Common signs that your Thyroid is under-producing can include:

  • fatigue

  • feeling run down or always exhausted

  • cold intolerance / cold hands and feet

  • thinning hair / dramatic hair loss

  • depression

  • dry, pale skin

  • high cholesterol

  • irregular / heavy periods

Treatment of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

In many cases, people may have Hashimoto’s disease for a number of years before they recognize any symptoms. Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease are often supplemented using thyroid hormone replacement tablets.

Even when treating your Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with medication, it’s possible that symptoms may still affect you. That is why those who suffer from Hashimoto’s are often recommended to practice a healthy diet and supplementation regimen with the guidance of their medical professional.

Patients have reported that diet and lifestyle modifications combined with supplementing with medication, typically shows improvement in symptoms. Each person affected by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis responds differently to treatment. Certified medical professionals recommend using an individualized approach and treating the root cause when treating this condition.

It's recommended to avoid taking thyroid hormone medication at the same time as:

  • Walnuts

  • Soybean flour

  • Cottonseed meal

  • Iron supplements or multivitamins containing iron

  • Calcium supplements

  • Antacids that contain aluminum, magnesium or calcium

  • ulcer medications

  • cholesterol-lowering medication

This doesn’t mean you can’t consume these items; it's just recommended to be sure to use these items several hours BEFORE or AFTER you take your thyroid medication to avoid any interactions.

Diet for Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism

Although claims about hypothyroidism diets are discussed, there's no actual evidence that eating or avoiding certain foods will improve thyroid function in people with hypothyroidism.

“Because inflammation is said to be a driving force behind Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, it's believed that an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits and vegetables may improve symptoms for many individuals. “

says Brett Markowitz, founder and CEO of ageRejuvenation in Florida.

Medical providers will often recommend an autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet for those with Hashimoto’s disease. Vegetables, fruits, spices, and fatty fish are just some examples of foods with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Going gluten-free, avoiding dairy, and following a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet are, for some people, said to be a great start toward improving Hashimoto’s thyroiditis symptoms.

Supplementation for Hashimoto's and Hypothyroidism

There are also several supplements that may help lower inflammation and thyroid antibodies in people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

It’s crucial to discuss these supplements with your medical professional to ensure you are getting the best vitamins and nutrients that you actually need, and not over-consuming on the ones you don’t.

Beneficial supplements for people with Hashimoto’s can include some of the following:

Selenium, Zinc, Curcumin, Vitamin D, B complex vitamins, Magnesium, and Iron, fish oil, alpha-lipoic acid, and N-acetyl cysteine.

If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid, contact your medical professional or visit an age rejuvenation clinic.

Living with Hashimoto's Disease doesn't have to be a burden to you - just remember knowledge is power!

ABOUT ageRejuvenation and CEO / founder Brett Markowitz

Like many others, Brett Markowitz experienced first-hand the unsettling effects of Candida (a fungal infection caused by yeast) coupled with childhood obesity.

Having triumphed through this, Markowitz began taking health and wellness personally. He set a goal to one day help permanently change people's everyday wellness habits, so more people are equipped with the knowledge and ability to live a healthier and happier life.

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