The thyroid is an extremely important gland in the human body, producing hormones which affect and regulate the behavior of several other bodily systems. If the thyroid starts under-producing those hormones – called hypothyroidism – this can cause symptoms across the entire body. Unfortunately, this can also make thyroid problems difficult to detect.
Hashimoto’s Disease – also called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – is a serious medical condition in which a person’s own immune system begins attacking their thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s Disease is the leading cause of hypothyroidism in the country, and it can affect both men and women of all ages. However, it is most commonly seen in middle-aged women.