There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases that have varying
symptoms and triggers from patient to patient. Fortunately, treatment for autoimmune
diseases has advanced significantly and can help severely reduce symptoms.
Early detection can also dramatically help the progression of autoimmune disease.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is when the body's own immune system attacks the thyroid gland and decreases the release of necessary hormones. The thyroid is a vital gland that releases hormones that control metabolism, energy, heart rate, body weight, muscle strength and menstrual cycles to name a few. Patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis may experience fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, hormonal imbalances, muscle pains, cold hands, dry skin, hair loss and constipation.
Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder classified by widespread physical pain, fatigue, insomnia, memory loss and mood swings. Fibromyalgia is more common in women and is often associated with anxiety and depression, headaches and certain gastrointestinal disorders.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Hormone Imbalance