If you are reading this blog, then you think or were diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. You might be looking for answers because you don't know why you feel so bad.
Hopefully, this blog offers several answers that give you hope that treatment can be accessed and that your symptoms can be managed, thyroid blood work rate can be improved and you can get your life back.
You may also consult a Hashimoto specialist, via drbradshook.com to get a better understanding of your present situation.
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Patients often seek treatment for one of two reasons.
First, they are currently being treated with thyroid medication but are still feeling unwell with worsening anxiety symptoms, sleep problems, brain fog, constipation, acid reflux, sweating, weight gain, fatigue, fast heartbeat, and so on.
Patients cannot find out why they have worsening thyroid symptoms but their primary care says that their laboratory is normal and their thyroid looks fine. These patients only have a low functioning thyroid identified, but there is no identification of a potentially persistent autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
The second scenario that we often encounter occurs when a patient has been diagnosed with thyroid autoimmunity and low functioning thyroid. Both their immune system and their thyroid gland function continue to decline along with the development of autoimmune diseases.
These patients have been prescribed thyroid medication for thyroid that is functioning low and was told that they are being treated effectively. None of them mentioned the immune system that is typical for patient education in this case.