Approximately 90% of all hypothyroid cases in women are due to Hashimotos. This is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your thyroid gland.
The sad truth is that millions of people are suffering from chronic autoimmune disorders like Hashimotos (without even knowing it!) and many aren’t receiving the right care or have been misdiagnosed.
In order to know whether you have Hashimotos, we simply do a blood test for thyroid antibodies (called TPO antibodies).
Why is it important to know whether you have Hashimoto’s?
When you have one autoimmune disease (like Hashimotos) it means you are at risk for developing another autoimmune disease (some women even develop 3 or more!) Focusing on your immune system (which is largely located in your digestive tract!) may help us reduce your risk of developing another autoimmune disease.
Examples of autoimmune diseases include:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Crohns disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
If you have Hashimoto’s, we may also recommend additional testing besides looking at thyroid function. This may include specialty tests for digestive function, gut microbiome and hidden food sensitivities.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned or are concerned that you may be at risk for Hashimoto’s, please schedule a free discovery call to learn more about how we can help.
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