Getting misdiagnosed – Why we schould learn to listen to our bodies

Daily report at a clinic from a Doctor.

This topic is one that breaks my heart and makes me so angry until today. I can say by now that I genuinely do not trust Doctors and I have to deal with panic attacks just thinking about gynecologists, which is very unpractical as a woman. How did it get so far you ask? Well, let me tell start at the beginning.

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What to know about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and how it affects life

Butterflies with open wings are often used as an imagery to picture the thyroid gland, which is the organ affected by Hashimoto's thyreoditis.

Before I start I do wanna note that I am by far no professional but living nearly 10 years with an autoimmune disease that, even though it is quite common, most Doctors don’t know enough about, you start researching a lot. A lot of questions can not necessarily be answered and at some point, you might even stop trusting Docs in general. So, you start looking for answers yourself, connect with other people and keep learning. One thing I learned is, that there not that many personal blogs about Hashimoto’s, so hey! Here I am! That’s why I wanna take you on the journey with me. Not only do I wanna explain it to you the best I can but also hope we can learn about it together.

The Hashimoto’s disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to develop antibodies against the thyroid gland due to chronic inflammation. It affects women ten times more than men and can have several causes of which not all are discovered yet. The most common Hashimoto cause and causes for inner inflammation are food allergies/insensitivity, that’s why some people can control their Hashimoto’s autoimmune disease with a diet that often contains gluten, lactose, and dairy free food. Other known Hashimoto root causes are chronic stress and genes.

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