18 Common Symptoms Of Hashimoto's Disease, And Who Is More Likely To Be Affected By It
May 9, 2018 17:19
Hashimoto's disease is one of the most common disorders affecting the thyroid. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, as many as 1 in 20 people (most of them are women) may be affected by Hashimoto's.
In Hashimoto's disease, the body's own immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to produce less hormones than your body needs. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, and if your body isn't making enough of them, a wide range of symptoms starts to appear. These symptoms, such as weight gain and unexplained tiredness, are often non-specific, and that may make Hashimoto's disease difficult to diagnose.