Do you know how bullying works? A group picks on an unassuming person and starts attacking from all directions, rendering the victim powerless. Well, this form of abuse can happen inside your body too; that’s why there are autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s.
The illness occurs when your thyroid becomes the target of your immune system. For some reason that remains unknown to scientists, the antibodies malfunction, and they see the former as a foreign entity that they need to shut down. The internal activity then causes hair fall, constantly low energy, mood, and hormonal imbalances, etc.
Similar to any autoimmune disorders, Hashimoto’s disease still doesn’t have a cure. However, there are ways to prevent it from ruining your life.
Get TSH Test Regularly
The blood examination for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is something you can’t skip. The apparent decrease in your energy levels may be due to the failed conversion of T4 to T3 in the body. While there is a medication for that now, only a doctor’s prescription will allow you to avail of the drug.
“Your body could react to both stress and anxiety in similar ways, with mood swings, feelings of worthlessness, rapid heartbeat, and changes in appetite,” according to Aarti Gupta, PSYD.
Improve Your Food Choices
Out of the hundreds of dishes known to man, focus on the healthy ones all the time. The unfavorable food choices, such as burgers, candies, and deep-fried stuff, can merely increase your weight and enable your blood sugar to spike up or drop. There are delicious meals too with lots of greens and protein and fewer carbs in them, which are perfect for your diet.
Heal Your Gastrointestinal Tract
Hashimoto’s disease is evident as well if you suffer from constipation, indigestion, and other gastrointestinal issues. The typical causes of these are dehydration and low levels of good bacteria that can fight the harmful toxins traveling in your gut. Things may improve, therefore, when you drink more water and consume probiotics, respectively.
Take Necessary Supplements
As far as we know, there isn’t a portable apparatus that you can carry back home to measure the nutrient content of foods. Because of that, you should take any supplement that a specialist recommends, including folate, vitamin B complex, and iron. Vitamin D is also vital since lack of it may be another reason why you have the disorder.
Jenifer Hope, LCPC said “Being a good communicator entails paying attention to the words you choose and the tone you use.”
Treat Infections Organically
Going to a doctor to figure out what to do with a particular infection may end up with you needing to take antibiotics. Though the physician won’t lead you astray, the drug remains foreign to your immune system, hence causing the latter to go rogue once more. You better inform him or her about your Hashimoto’s – or any autoimmune illness – so that the health professional can suggest alternative options.
Tension makes everything worse in all cases. You need to avoid activities or people that stress you out because the chemicals your brain produces when you feel fatigued may trigger Hashimoto’s disease. Not to mention, it can cause wrinkles and other premature signs of aging.
Allan R. Cohen, PsyD said “Stress is not a reaction to an event but rather to how you interpret the event.”
Detoxify Your Body
We tend to ingest hard metals in microscopic forms through the foods or utensils we put in our mouth. Rather than passing with the rest of the feces, however, they can wear out the liver and kidneys that act as filtration organs and bring about the autoimmune disorder’s symptoms. Thus, you should consider cleansing your body often to prevent both.