Hashimoto's disease treatment
The full name of the disease is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis Hashimoto. The disease 10-20 times more prevalent in women.
Once it recognized the that on Hashimoto passed by mostly people aged 40-60 years, but today we observe the increase of cases in much younger people, and it has to do with the fact that more often than they used to perform tests of the thyroid.
Symptoms of Hashimoto's disease
For many years, the disease can occur in the classification, which means that the patient does not realize that the thyroid axis going wrong. Symptoms develop slowly - appears pennies being constantly fatigue, drowsiness, lethargy, reduced exercise capacity, depressed mood, menstrual disorders, trouble getting pregnant, being overweight.
Tests for Hashimoto's thyroiditis
The first test, the doctor recommends POZ is the study of TSH.
Warning! Raised indicates hypothyroidism, which is usually a symptom of Hashimoto. For final confirmation of the diagnosis carried out another hormone tests, evaluates the level of antibodies and performs an ultrasound of the thyroid.
What is the treatment for Hashimoto's disease?
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. From there to the end of the known causes immune system damages the patient's thyroid gland.
Warning! This process can not suppress. However, you can supplement the hormone levels in the body. It is symptomatic, not causal. Unfortunately, ill will is condemned for life - will always have to take hormone drugs.
Keep in mind that Hashimoto may proceed at different rates in different patients. When the process is slow destruction of the thyroid hormones remain stable, but sometimes the disease is gaining momentum, and then you need to increase your dose.
Warning! In many cases, early treatment of hormone levels is a sine wave. The patient may even fall with hypothyroidism hyperthyroidism, but with time, however, the situation should normalize.
As a person with Hashimoto's thyroiditis should take care of your health?
You should control the level of hormones. TSH testing is necessary every 3-4 months and a visit to an endocrinologist once every half a year (if the level of hormones is stable).
It should also enlist the help of a dietitian who will help you to shed extra weight. It is not true, however, that the elimination of dietary lactose or gluten improves the course of the disease.