Hashimoto’s thyroiditis belongs to the Thyroid Diseases.
It usually appears as Hypothyroidism.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis now belongs to the Autoimmune Diseases, due to the growth of Auto-antibodies against the thyroid gland.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Symptoms
The main symptom in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is swelling of the thyroid gland. This bronchoculus (swelling), is developing slowly. Thyroid nodules may also appear. The bronchoculus is medium sized, has an uneven surface and a lusty and semi-hard composition.
The patient, could not get aware of the bronchoculus, if it doesn’t get too big. The same applies to the thyroid nodules. The thyroid gland is usually homogeneously inflated, but there may be an asymmetric swelling, in the form of a large nodule or hump, due to the superiority of pathological and anatomical processes, to a particular area of the thyroid.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also shows symptoms of Hypothyroidism such as fatigue, drowsiness, memory impairment, dry skin, weight gain, etc.
The pathology of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis involves intense lymphocyte infiltration, which completely destroys the physiological Thyroid architecture. Lymphoid follicles and germinal centers may form.
Follicular epithelial cells are often inflated and contain a basophilic cytoplasm.
Gland destruction causes the reduction of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones in the patient’s serum (blood) and the rise of TSH.
Initially, TSH can maintain a satisfactory hormonal synthesis, through the development of thyroid swelling or bronchoculus that it causes to the thyroid, impelling it to produce thyroid hormones. Often, however, the thyroid gland subfunctions and eventually Hypothyroidism follows, with or without a bronchoculus.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Treatment
The generalized view that there is no definitive treatment for Thyroid gland disorders, as for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Disease), is wrong.
The usual administration of pharmaceutical preparations, has as a main purpose, to provide the body with the hormones it lacks, which it can no longer produce. This is achieved by administering synthetic thyroid hormones for decades now. In clinical practice, however, the patient is constantly deregulated. The change in the dosage of its hormones, is constantly required to treat his/her symptoms.
In addition, this cycle is infinite, with unfavorable results in everyday life, resulting to the burden of health and psychology of patients, who do not see their health levels being restored.
The key to a successful therapeutic approach is to find the causes.
Patients do not change their everyday life. Instead, they gradually see it getting improved, along with their overall physical health.
– Without “special diets” and deprivation
– Without taking chemical and pharmaceutical substances
– Treatments that act individually or combined, without side effects
By blood sampling, tests are carried out by specialised Molecular Biopathological Laboratories. In this way, we can detect the factors that caused the disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) at a cellular level.
The total duration of the first visit is about one and a half hour and includes a specialized multi-page Personal Medical History, for all the body’s systems – Head to Toe, as well as patient’s nutritional habits and preferences.
After the neccessary biochemical, hormonal or specialized metabolic tests, any malfunctions are detected and all possible deficiencies are found.
The combination of regimens to regulate the Thyroid gland’s function at its ideal levels may include:
Hormonal Replacement Therapy with Bioidentical Hormones.
Therapies are personalized, determined by algorithms in relation to laboratory findings, thorough individual history, lesions, and the existence of additional Chronic or other Diseases.
These specific therapies have been used in clinical practice since 1997, starting from the United States of America. They do not contradict with any parallel pharmaceutical or homeopathic treatment.
The appropriate treatment and nutrition is the one that ultimately results in the greatest benefit, according to the clinical results and the relevant test scores.
Dr. Nikoleta Koini, M.D.
Doctor of Functional, Preventive, Anti-ageing and Restorative Medicine.
Diplomate and Board Certified in Anti-aging, Preventive, Functional and Regenerative Medicine from A4M (American Academy in Antiaging Medicine).
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