Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases that affects women. In fact, autoimmune disease is the fourth leading cause of disability in women. I was diagnosed at the age of 29 after my doctor noticed a lump in my throat. This lump was a goiter. The thyroid, located at the front of your neck, produces hormones that regulate metabolism and energy in your body and is the organ most commonly affected by autoimmune disease. A goiter is formed as your thyroid gland becomes more damaged, and then the pituitary gland senses a low thyroid hormone level and secretes more TSH to stimulate the thyroid, which causes the thyroid to grow. This is a goiter. Continue reading “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis”
Do you suffer from fatigue, weight gain, hair loss or depression? Do your symptoms go untreated because your doctor said that your blood tests are normal? If so, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from low thyroid symptoms because they are misdiagnosed or poorly managed.
Village Green is excited to offer a great new book titled, “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?” by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS. It is a must read for anyone wanting to understand Hashimoto’s disease and hypothyroidism.
See the video below to learn more about the book.
Our experts at Village Green Apothecary are available to answer any questions you may have regarding thyroid health. We can help you with nutritional support and connect you to integrative practitioners for further guidance.