Hashimoto’s disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of your body’s functions.
Inflammation from Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Hashimoto’s disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It primarily affects middle-aged women but also can occur in men and women of any age.
How do I know if I have Hashimotos? Your doctor will do a simple blood test, testing your antibodies..TPO/TPA
What causes anti TPO levels to increase?
#1. Low vitamin D
#2. Leaky Gut/SIBO
#3. Inflammation (especially gut inflammation to food allergies)
#4. Poor diet
#5. High stress
Treatment options for patients with high anti TPO levels
#1. Supplements- Selenium, Iodine, B vitamins, and Zinc are my go-tos.
#2. Medications (I prefer and teach to take Natural thyroid such as WP/Naturesthroid)
#3. Hormones (Eat for hormones or Bio-identicals if needed)
#4. Diet is HUGE- No dairy, gluten/grains or sugar
#5. Avoid endocrine disruptors -Chemical free on body and house hold products.
#6 Colon/Parasite Cleanse