What’s going on in Hashimoto’s?
Thyroid conditions are very common and are not an older woman’s condition as most people think. A clinic in Wisconsin recently did research using diagnostics that are quite advance to look at the blood markers and tissues found in the thyroid gland. In their findings, 13.4% of the general population had Hashimotos’ and the thyroid disease.
Another study tried to look at the circulating thyroid antibodies in a general population to establish the relationship between thyroid antibodies and thyroid disease. It is because thyroid antibodies can indicate the presence of the thyroid condition. In fact, there are antibodies for Hashimotos’ and the Graves’ disease. According to the study, 27% of the population in the USA (approximately 8.4 million) has the thyroid disease.
Furthermore, the condition is prevalent in women because for every man with a diagnosis of thyroid condition; there are 5-8 women with the disease. During pregnancy, perimenopause, and puberty, women are more likely to have a new thyroid condition, showing the role of hormones in triggering the Graves’ disease and Hashimotos’
An autoimmune condition commonly manifest if the person is predisposed genetically, has a leaky gut, and has intestinal permeability. Furthermore, when there is an environmental trigger an autoimmune condition also manifest. Therefore, to stabilize the condition and to reverse the autoimmune process, the person must eliminate the triggers and heal the leaky gut. In most cases, the triggers include, nutrient depletions, the impaired ability of the body to handle stress, the inability of the body to detox and the various infections occurring inside or outside the gut. The genetic aspect that leads to autoimmune manifestation is beyond the person’s control because he or she cannot change how the genes operate.
When everything from the triggers to the other factors that can cause the autoimmune condition are under control, then the reversal of the autoimmune disease can take place, which is quite satisfying.