Have you been feeling totally off lately?
Dealing with chronic fatigue or brain fog?
Have you gained weight – even though you haven’t made any diet changes?
Perhaps you have more aches and pains that usual, including muscle weakness, and stiffness?
Perhaps you’ve also been feeling down lately, dealing with blue moods that you’ve never had in the past?
Whether you suffer from all these symptoms or just 2 to 3, you could be suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis… an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid.
The sad truth is that millions of people are suffering from chronic autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s (without even knowing it!) and many aren’t receiving the right care or have been misdiagnosed.
Also called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s disease is a common autoimmune illness, a disorder in which the immune system turns on the body’s own tissues, specifically the tissues of your thyroid gland.
Autoimmunity occurs when an overburdened immune system becomes hypersensitized, attacking healthy tissues along with foreign invaders.
How do you become so sensitized? Normally, your immune system is already very busy fighting off a wide variety of invaders including allergens, toxins, bacteria and viruses.
Unfortunately, many people overload their immune systems every day, which is very harmful for your delicate thyroid gland.
Over time, when your thyroid gland becomes compromised, this can lead to hypothyroidism. With this condition, the thyroid does not produce enough hormones for the body’s needs, which is why people have feelings of extreme fatigue and other symptoms mentioned above
Your thyroid gland has a huge impact on your energy level and many other functions. Located in the base of your neck below your Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland makes hormones that control your metabolism, how well your heart beats, digestive function, muscle control, brain development, mood and bone maintenance. The thyroid also regulates how quickly your body uses calories from the foods you eat.