Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder that causes
is Hashimoto’s disease. It is a condition that which your immune system attacks your thyroid.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland at the base of your neck
below your Adam's apple. It is a critical part of your endocrine system, and
produces the thyroid hormones that coordinate many of your body's activities.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a
condition caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.
T lymphocytes, a type of
cell involved in the inflammation process, invade the thyroid gland cause
silent, painless inflammation that destroys it; ultimately, the individual
produces little or no thyroid hormone and becomes hypothyroid.
The underlying cause of the
autoimmune process remains unknown.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis tends to
occur in families. It can be associated with other autoimmune conditions
such as Type 1 diabetes or celiac disease.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is 5 to
10 times more common in womenthan in men and most often starts in
Blood drawn from people with
Hashimoto's thyroiditis typically reveals an increased number of
antibodies against thyroid-specific proteins, including thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin.
The thyroid makes hormones called
T3 and T4 that regulate how the body uses energy. Thyroid hormone levels are
controlled by the pituitary gland, which is a pea-sized gland in the brain. It
makes thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH),
which triggers the thyroid to make thyroid hormone.
In Hashimoto's, there is
inflammation. Hashimoto's is also called chronic lymphocytic
thyroiditis. The result is
which means aunderactive thyroid gland. Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United
States. It can occur at any age in both men and children, but it usually affects
middle-aged women. During aging, the thyroid gland starts becoming less
efficient, and produces less of T3 and T4, especially in women.
Stress! Stress depletes the adrenals, resulting in
adrenal fatigue and starts a cascade that
unravels wellness. Stress management in any chronic autoimmune disease
as well as healthy diet and nutritional balancing, along with
homeopathy is essential for recovery!
Glutamine, Zinc and Vitamin D Depletion Zinc and glutamine two substances required for
rebuilding intestinal lining. Vitamin D is
required for proper gut barrier function. In times of stress, the body will
pull these substances from the intestines and use them for other things,
such as production of adrenal hormones. In prolonged stress, there is
low stomach acid which is needed to extract zinc from proteins. Vegans and
vegetarians are low in Zinc and glutamine.
Gluten Sensitivity Gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease are involved
in many of the autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto’s, Graves’ Disease
and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Lab tests can be
done to determine if you have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. Some
individuals remove gluten from their diets and find out they were sensitive.
Gluten Sensitivity and Cross Reactive Proteins
Cross reactive to multiple other proteins including grains like rice, quinoa
and corn etc. Other may also be allergic or intolerant to eggs, dairy,
nuts and seeds and nightshade plants.
Fungal Infections Candida is a fungus can cause intestinal permeability, called
Leaky Gut Syndrome. It is
involved autoimmune disease and food sensitivities
Weakness of bone, sluggishness, chilly. Easy weight
gain. Used for thyroid issues that can cause poor body and brain
development including slow growth in children and teething issues. Used for
depression, nervousness and fatigue especially in patients with sluggish
dispositions. Increase a low level production of thyroid hormones.
Carcinosin Perfectionists, need for control. Family history of
autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer and/or tuberculosis. Strong
family history of cancer. Moles and pale skin. Ailments from grief,
worry on going family stress or trauma.
This remedy is made from sea kelp which is a rich source of
iodine. It stimulates the increased production of thyroid hormones in
the body and decreases goiters. Can be used to treat
hypothyroidism. This is an effective weigh loss
supplement as well and helps in increase the body's metabolic rate.
Iodium Used to treat
hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid. Reduces overactive thyroid
activity and normalizes the thyroid gland. Heat intolerance. Unhealthy
weight loss despite good diet. Person is forgetful and unorganized.
Too much iodine in the body may cause
hyperthyroidism while too little of the mineral will cause
Lachesis Sensation of the body feeling extremely hot. Excessive hot flushes and
palpitations. Cannot wear tight clothes such as tight things around the neck
or a belt around the waist loose. Sadness with an aversion to work.
Excessive talkativeness. Used for women of menopause age suffering from
hyperthyroidism. The menstrual flow is scanty and the duration isshort.
Feeling relieved at the flow of menses. Pounding of heart or palpitations
with episodes of fainting. Worse symptoms during sleep.
Lapis alb Lapis alb is calcium salt (silico-flouride salt of
calcium). It is used to treat glandular issues especially when tumors are
developing in such glands. It is used for goiters.
Thyroidinum A homeopathic sarcode made
from the thyroid glands of sheep. It give the body with the iodine present
in sheep thyroid glands. Used for treating a goiter and
hyperthyroidism. Used for restless
people who are melancholy.