5 Signs You May Have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Carolyn Get2TheRoot

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that causes the thyroid gland to become inflamed. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Approximately 1 in 5 people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis don’t know they have it. Are you one of them? In this blog post, we will discuss the 5 most common signs of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. If you experience any of these symptoms, please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment!

Let’s start by answering this question first – “What is Hashimoto’s disease?”

Hashimoto’s disease is a type of autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland. It is commonly referred to as Hashimotos’s Thyroiditis, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, or Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (ATD). The main function of our body’s metabolism depends on this small organ near your neck for its regulation with regard to how we turn food into energy and keep everything running smoothly throughout everyday life. If something happens against them then ATDs will start causing problems such as weight gain – which could lead to more serious illnesses like diabetes- because these hormones control what goes inside cells leading to an imbalance in the body.

There are 5 common signs that you may have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis:

Hashimoto’s disease is not well understood by many people. The symptoms can be difficult to detect and understand, but knowing about them will help you get your life back on track!

1. Fatigue

One of the most common symptoms in people with Hashimoto’s is fatigue. If you struggle to get up in the morning or feel like your energy levels just aren’t there anymore, it could be an indication that this autoimmune condition has taken over and caused inflammation throughout your body which leads us not only being tired but also feeling sick all day long!

2. Gaining Weight

Hashimoto’s can make it difficult to lose weight. If you struggle with your metabolism despite putting in lots of effort, there could be a chance that the problem lies elsewhere—such as an issue within thyroid function or medications prescribed by doctors who don’t really understand Hashimoto’s disease themselves (or at least not nearly enough). The good news is we have other options like dietary changes and lifestyle modifications which might just work well enough while also improving this frustrating symptom.

3. Goiter

Goiters are usually present in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but not all goiters cause symptoms. Symptoms may include throat tightness and coughs depending on the size of your tumor or secession from it; difficulty breathing if you have a large accumulation around your vocal cords ( enlarged larynx). This will be one indication that could point towards contracting this disorder – anytime there is swelling near our thyroids we should get checked out.

4. Constipation

Living a healthy lifestyle is not just about eating right and exercising. While these are important parts of staying on track, it’s also vital to address the cause if your constipation problems – which could be due in part to hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disease (a type caused by an underactive thyroid).

The symptoms can come together beautifully with certain diets; however, you should always try modifiable causes before assuming there isn’t anything else going wrong.

5. Easily feeling cold

You might be too cold because your thyroid is not working properly. A common problem for people who live in areas with higher elevations and lower humidity, it can cause symptoms like feeling colder than others around you or difficulty adjusting to cooler environments – which could lead to other health problems if left untreated! If this sounds familiar then make sure that an adjustment has been made by checking out what’s going on up top before anything else happens- including getting treatment from one of our highly qualified doctors right away so as avoid long-term complications caused due lack of function in this part of the body.

Not everyone experiences all of these symptoms, and some people may experience different ones not mentioned here. If you think you might have Hashimoto’s, it’s important to see a doctor get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. With the right care, you can manage your symptoms and live a healthy life!

Have you been experiencing any of these symptoms? If so, it’s important to get checked out for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Luckily, we can help! Give us a call today and let us know how we can best serve you.

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