#1 Cause of HypoThyroid in the U.S. is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hello Everyone,

In todays article we will be discussing Thyroid treatment success secret #2:


The number one cause of low thyroid or hypothyroid in the United states is something called Hashimotos thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroid.  Its autoimmune condition and it means that your immune system is attacking your thyroid.

An autoimmune condition is where your immune system is attacking a part of your body, and in this case, it is most likely attacking the thyroid gland.

Remember that your thyroid gland controls your body’s metabolism.   ALL OF IT!  Hashimotos thyroiditis (aka autoimmune thyroid) is the #1 cause of low thyroid in the U.S.  Your immune system is attacking your thyroid, and it is killing it.  These individuals dont have just a thyroid problem….they also have an “autoimmune” problem.

Unfortunately, thyroid hormones do nothing for this autoimmune attack.  These patients will continue to suffer and lose more and more of the their thyroid by taking the medications.  It is a slow, progressive, downward slide.

So the problem isnt just the thyroid:  it is the immune system.  You have an immune system problem, and these patients need to heal their immune system.

There are two parts to the immune system, TH1 and TH2, and they should be in balance, kind of like a teeter totter.  One should not be higher then the other.  If your immune system goes out of balance because of stress (chemical, physical, or emotional), one system (TH1 or TH2) will become eominant and this will cause your immune system to attack your body.  There are specific blood tests that we run to determine if you are autoimmune and if one part of your immune system is dominant.

Now the problem with an autoimmune condition is that it doesnt just attack one area of your body…your thyroid.  It can attack other areas of your body as well.  It can attack your pancreas, causing diabetes, or it can attack your gut- your stomach lining (causing IBS), or it can attack your joints (rheumatoid arthritis).  It can attack your entire body.   These patients (and yourself if you are curious) need to be tested to see if you are having an autoimmune condition, and if that is what is causing the thyroid condition.

If you know someone who has been diagnosed as Hypothyroid, or if you are just curious as to your health (your body can be out of funtional range and you may not be recognizing symptoms yet) we can order a thorough blood workup for you for about $100.  We do not make anything on the workup, that is what the lab charges us.  I am in the process of running all of the labs on my family and we have already caught some issues early that we can handle here in the office.

Give us a call if you or someone you know needs to get this work up done.  OR….if you have had bloodword drawn in the last 12 months, bring it by the office and I will be glad to give it a look.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price


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