Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Thyroid Gland's Worst Nightmare

Death of a Thyroid

Hashimoto's disease is an attack on the thyroid gland. Symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, and depression. Other symptoms include paleness or puffiness of the face, constipation, inability to get warm, difficulty getting pregnant, hair loss or thinning, brittle hair, irregular or heavy menstrual periods, and slowed heart rate. When the body has Hashimoto's disease, the brain mistakes the thyroid gland as a foreign object and kills it. The body doesn't balance itself because it believed the thyroid was a foreign object that was going to harm the body.

Treatments

Hashimoto's disease is fought with drugs.This usually involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levoxyl, Synthroid, others).

William Grady Cole