What does Hashimoto’s disease do to your body?

The immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, leading to inflammation and damage to the gland. This can cause the thyroid gland to become underactive (hypothyroidism), which can lead to a wide range of symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Cold intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Depression
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Irregular menstrual cycles in women
  • Infertility

As the thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that regulate the body's metabolism, an underactive thyroid can cause the metabolism to slow down, leading to weight gain and sluggishness. It can also affect heart rate, body temperature, and digestion. In addition, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to other health problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and infertility. It is important to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to minimize the risk of complications and to manage symptoms.

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