The majority of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis cases are women, and it is 15-20 times more common in women than men.
This disease, which is thought to occur as a result of a disorder of the immune system, is also known as ‘Autoimmune Thyroiditis’ and is the most common cause of thyroid gland failure. Over time, the body perceives its own organ, the thyroid gland, as a foreign organ, wages war against it, begins to destroy it, and creates antibodies against it. The gland, which is tried to be destroyed, shrinks over time, accordingly the level of thyroid hormones secreted from the gland decreases and the disease manifests itself in the form of hypothyroidism clinic.
SYMPTOMS OF HASHIMATO THYROIDITIS
Depending on the decrease in the blood thyroid hormone level, the general body metabolism slows down and the symptoms appear as a result.
-Reluctance, depressed mood,
Weight gain despite lack of appetite and eating less
-Intolerance to cold
-Muscle, joint pain, numbness in the hands and feet,
Symptoms such as skin dryness and hair loss are seen.
CAUTION! PEOPLE WHO HAVE THESE PROBLEMS SHOULD HAVE A BLOOD TEST
This disease, which is more common especially in middle-aged women, can sometimes appear suddenly as a result of a psychological trauma that weakens the immune system. Anyone who feels tired, sluggish, depressed, forgetful lately and thinks that he has gained weight despite eating less should have a blood test, have his blood checked for thyroid hormones and antibodies, and a thyroid ultrasonography. If there are people with hashimoto’s disease in their family, they should definitely get themselves checked. Care must be taken as these symptoms often appear gradually. Because this disease, which causes thyroid insufficiency, progressively reduces the quality of life of the person. Especially in children and young people, it does not only cause physical developmental delays, but also negatively affects their mental and psychological states.
TREATMENT OF HASHIMATO THYROIDITIS
The disease can be easily kept under control with medications given considering the blood thyroid hormone level. Close follow-up is important. Pregnant women and women who want to become pregnant should have their blood thyroid hormone level checked for miscarriage. Because low blood thyroid hormone can cause miscarriage.
Let’s not forget that the diagnosis of the disease is extremely easy. For this, it is sufficient to see a specialist in internal medicine, general surgery or endocrinology. And let’s not forget, dear readers, that life does not forgive those who are late. In order not to live with regrets, we must forget yesterday and leave regrets behind. It is us now that will carry us into tomorrow. Otherwise, if we fight today with our yesterday’s identity, we will lose our tomorrow.
Stay healthy by paying attention to your mask, social distance and hygiene.