The link between trauma and autoimmune disease

                            Physical and psychological distress play a role in the development of autoimmune disease as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Many studies confirm the effect of different stressors on the function of the immune system. In addition, many retrospective studies have shown that up to 80% of patients reported uncommon emotional stress before disease onset. The immune system plays a role in sensing threats. But[…]

Keep goiter from getting any bigger by Hashimoto’s

                            This is Shelley’s question: ‘I’ve been taking Synthroid for 2 years, and my goitre has grown larger anyways. Will I need surgery or are there other things to try to keep my goiter from getting any bigger? I feel like I’m not getting enough air when I lay down at night.’ Dear Shelley, please, understand that due to liability issues, I[…]

Fertility and depression

                                  Many people with Hashimoto thyroiditis experience problems to conceive or/and have a higher chance to have problematic pregnancy. Psychological problems as depression are also often going hand in hand with Hashimoto’s. Depression is even more common in women with infertility. Women with depression are less likely to conceive and have a lower live birth rate after in vitro[…]

What does coffee mean for a person with Hashimoto’s?

  What does coffee mean for a person with a chronic condition as Hashimoto’s? We love coffee, need it for its taste and stimulating qualities. It brings us energy and helps us keep going when we are tired. Though, coffee can be bad for Hashimoto’s because it: Influences the absorption of thyroid medication Food can impair the absorption of thyroid hormones. This is the reason why it is recommended to take thyroid medication on an[…]

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