Autoimmune hypothyroidism is characterized by too little thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. It occurs when the body attacks and inflames its own thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s Disease (or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) is the most common cause of autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Thyroid disorders are commonly associated with a person’s energy level but the symptoms vary from person to person and can also affect appearance and mood, often making it even more difficult to cope. The most common symptoms include:
- sensitivity to cold temperatures
- joint pain
- changes in mood/depression
- heavy periods
- weight gain
Dr. Lisa Lilienfield explains the Functional Medicine approach to treating autoimmune thyroid disease vs conventional practices. She discusses its ATMs (antecedents, triggers, and mediators), testing, and treatment options that may include dietary changes, supplementation, adrenal function, and hormone replacement.
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