Hypothyroidism doesn’t have to be permanent
Sometimes finding out that you have an auto immune disease can not only be scary, but a relief to eventually find out why you feel so tired, and why you are putting on weight when you are actually eating less.
Auto immune diseases occur when the immune system, which is the body’s defence mechanism, becomes confused and identifies healthy cells as foreign, and starts to attack the healthy cells instead of attacking bacteria or viruses, causing damage to your body organs.
Most auto immune diseases fluctuate between these flare-ups and periods in which the disease is controlled.
When the doctor told me I had Hashimotos thyroiditis, I thought he was joking.
I thought at first he was talking about the ugliest man in the world….the name rang a bell for some reason!
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be fatal if left untreated, it can cause coma or heart problems – but with treatment, the prognosis is good.
Having an under active thyroid makes it more challenging to control or to lose weight though.
I have been on medication for the past 14 years now, and still have problems now and then when my medication has to be adjusted.
Stress and diet are big factors that cause some fluctuations, so I am mindful of not having too much sugar, or that extra glass of wine! I know I will suffer the next day!
I am used to the blood tests now and am thankful that my doctor all those years ago diagnosed me correctly.
It took a few months of ruling out everything under the sun, but once I was on the medication I started to have more energy and feel a bit better.
Simplicity is the highest form of complexity they say, so sitting down and doing your research will help you understand more about how you can help yourself feel better.
Check this link on hypothyroidism here.
I found so much helpful information and feel certain it might help others understand more about the disease too if they are recently diagnosed.
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