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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Watch Out)

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Thyroid Disease(Hashimoto’s disease)  most people around the globe suffer from but do not know. Maybe you have seen certain change is in your body but you might think it normal please read this article carefully and follow the links attached, most importantly go to the hospital for a lab work to be done on you or any relative you have noticed such changes in.

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Zoe Saldana one of the best Hollywood stars, who has featured in box office hits such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Warcraft and a host of others,  has revealed she suffers from the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; a condition she has witnessed affect her mother and sister.

The 38 year old actress and mother of twins credits “clean eating” as an essential part of her treatment plan.

“Your body doesn’t have the energy it needs to filter toxins, causing it to believe that it has an infection, so it’s always inflamed,” says the Star Trek star as she expounded upon the disease to Net-a-Porter’s The EDIT in a story published Thursday.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States and the world over. It mostly affects middle-aged women, but it can also affect men and women of all ages, as well as children.

The disorder causes the immune system to attack the thyroid, which can affect hormone production.

Symptoms

You might not notice signs or symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease at first, or you may notice a swelling at the front of your throat (goiter). Hashimoto’s disease typically progresses slowly over years and causes chronic thyroid damage, leading to a drop in thyroid hormone levels in your blood. The signs and symptoms are mainly those of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue and sluggishness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Pale, dry skin
  • A puffy face
  • Hoarse voice
  • Unexplained weight gain — occurring infrequently and rarely exceeding 10 to 20 pounds, most of which is fluid
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, especially in your shoulders and hips
  • Pain and stiffness in your joints and swelling in your knees or the small joints in your hands and feet
  • Muscle weakness, especially in your lower extremities
  • Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • Depression

Causes

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. Doctors don’t know what causes your immune system to attack your thyroid gland. Some scientists think a virus or bacterium might trigger the response, while others believe a genetic flaw may be involved.

A combination of factors including heredity, sex and age may determine your likelihood of developing the disorder.

Credit: Mayo Clinic

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