NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH HASHIMOTO'S

Have you been recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or an underactive thyroid? Below are some good to knows at the start of your journey.

11 actions to take

Have you been recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or an underactive thyroid? Welcome to the club. Soon, you’ll notice how different Hashimoto’s is in different people, but there are some general ways to improve your health today and over time. So don’t panic! Read below for 11 actions you can immediately take to understand and manage your thyroid condition.

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THYROID therapy

People react differently to medical treatment for an underactive thyroid. In general there are three main therapy strategies to treat a hypothyroid condition. They all involve hormonal replacement, which can be by either with synthetic or natural hormones, and can be used as a single treatment (levothyroxine, T4) or combined together (T4 and liothyronine, T3).

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Hair loss

Hair loss is a common problem for people with Hashimoto's or an underactive thyroid. The most common cause of hair loss in hypothyroidism is zinc deficiency. Zinc is necessary both for thyroid metabolism and health as well as for a healthy set of hair. Zinc may be the main, but it is not the only mineral important for hair health; selenium and vitamin D...

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Hashimoto's and medication

Blood test

Thyroid function tests are one of the most common lab tests. In some cases, it may happen test results are confusing. How can the same normal range be used for any age, gender and physical build?

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painkillers

People with autoimmune diseases have a more limited choice of painkillers to use compared to a healthy and non-diagnosed individual. The list of painkillers that are ok to use and the...

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The brief history

Hashimoto’s was first medically described in 1912. Treatment for underactive thyroid started more than a century ago and has advanced greatly. How will it look like in the future?

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Hashimoto's and foods

5 things not to say

Many autoimmune conditions are hitting hard on our digestive tract: Crohn’s, Grave’s, celiac disease (gluten sensitivity), irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance and others...

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What is leaky gut?

People who have an autoimmune disease might have leaky gut. Leaky gut happens after a damage to the intestinal wall and leads to food sensitivities. Food and medications causing this...

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your food triggers

Boost Health Survey Results. Scientific literature is not fully decided on what foods cause such an immune response, so we asked you to tell us what foods cause problems with you.

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Hashimoto's and lifestyle

Hashimoto’s and exercise

When having Hashimoto's or an underactive thyroid, you should modify or restrict your exercise routines, in order to accommodate the specific needs and demands of hypothyroid condition...

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Melatonin: friend or foe?

Melatonin, the “darkness hormone”, plays a major role in our well-being. It helps us to achieve balanced sleep/wake cycles and has been marketed as a medicine that can fix many additional problems...

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11 environmental triggers

Many chemicals in our environment impact thyroid and immune health contributing to development of Hashimoto's or hypothyroidism. However, it is not only chemicals in our environment causing this...

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Hashimoto's and family

GENETICS OF HASHIMOTO'S

Hashimoto’s is the most common autoimmune condition,with a strong genetic link: about 5 in 10 people have a biological parent with an autoimmune disease. If your sibling is diagnosed with Hashimoto's...

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HAshimotos and PCOS

Hashimoto’s and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) share some genetic components. One condition might trigger the other, and besides by genes, both conditions can be triggered by the environment.

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Month of birth

A season of birth affects development of some autoimmune diseases; one big study, done on more than 115,000 people, shows that most of the people diagnosed with autoimmune diseases are born in...

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