What is Hashimoto autoimmune thyroid disease ?

Most people think that Hashimoto is a motorcycle brand, however, Hashimoto‘s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disease named after the Japanese pathologist Hakaru Hashimoto.

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in front of the trachea below the larynx in humans. The task of the thyroid gland is the production and release of the two thyroid hormones T3 and T4.

These hormones decisively determine the metabolism of the organism and influence numerous bodily functions. These include metabolic processes, mental well-being, and, for example, libido.

In the diseases of the thyroid gland, one distinguishes between hyperfunction and hypofunction. Here, an exaggerated or reduced release of the hormones T3 and T4 takes place.

In Hashimoto it comes to a hypofunction of the thyroid gland, whereby the body’s own antibodies slowly break down and thus too few hormones are produced.

This circumstance often leads to inexplicable fatigue and listlessness, brittleness of the hair and nails, depressive mood, menstrual disorders and lack of desire for sex.

Also, the intestinal activity is shut down and it can lead to constipation and weight gain.

In addition, difficulties in concentration and a decrease in memory performance are often observed.

All in all, a dysfunction of this only 25g organ causes a variety of problems that can be reduced and regulated with the targeted daily intake of hormones.

A half-yearly control of the hormone concentration in the blood is necessary to adjust the amount of the hormone preparation.

Corresponding dietary measures, a lot of exercise and sport can further reduce the symptoms and increase the quality of life.

Hashimoto is therefore by no means a dangerous disease, but taking the hormones is essential. Some studies also recommend the addition of selenium to reduce inflammatory activity.

There are some comorbidities, such as Vigilito (the so-called white spot disease, in which the dye-producing skin cells have a disorder and therefore spread white spots), gluten unavailability, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, etc.

Therefore, an observation of your own body is important in order to detect changes in time and to take appropriate measures.