(This was first posted on my previous website in May 2016. Updated September 2019)
Many of you have hypothyroidism and you are taking medicines like Thyronorm or Eltroxin or Synthroid or a combination of T4T3. It is likely that your hypothyroidism was diagnosed when you met your doctor because you felt fatigued or you gained weight and read on the internet that it could be your thyroid gland playing up.Or you went in for an annual “Health Checkup at Rs. 1500 only” and got your tests done and found out that you have hypothyroidism.
But Do You Know Whether You Have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
Worldwide, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the commonest cause of hypothyroidism . Hashimoto’s as it is commonly called, is an autoimmune condition, where your immune system makes antibodies against your thyroid gland. This autoimmune process reduces your ability to make thyroid hormones, resulting in hypothyroidism.[Read more…]