These are the 6 most common root causes of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis including triggers that you should avoid. These triggers can CAUSE a Hashimoto’s flare up.
Today we are going to be discussing the most common root CAUSES of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease and must be triggered before it manifests in YOUR body.
When we talk about the root cause of Hashimoto’s what we are really talking about are those things that trigger Hashimoto’s in thyroid patients.
These triggers can either cause Hashimoto’s directly or lead to a flare-up. Understanding these triggers is very important because it may help you direct and target your treatment.
If you can do this then you may be able to reduce or reverse your condition.
These are the top 6 most common root causes that I see:
#1. Stress (emotional, physical, social)
Stress from ANY cause is probably the single most common trigger of Hashimoto’s that I see. This stress can either be physical such as a car accident, it can be social such as a divorce, or it can be emotional such as problems with your spouse/work life, etc.
#2. EBV viral infection
EBV stands for Epstein Barr virus and it is a virus in the herpes family. This viral infection has been known to trigger Hashimoto’s in susceptible individuals. Some people end up with chronic low-grade EBV infections that can be treated.
#3. H. Pylori bacterial infection
H. pylori stands for Helicobacter pylori and it is the bacteria responsible for the development of gastric ulcers. It is also an important factor in the development of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. The good news is that this bacteria CAN be treated with prescription antibiotics and herbal antibiotics.
#4. Nutrient deficiencies
Nutrient deficiencies, especially Vitamin D, zinc, selenium, and iodine, can all increase your risk of developing Hashimoto’s. Selenium and glutathione play a protective role in your thyroid gland and prevent damage from inflammation.
#5. SIBO/SIFO (bacterial/fungal overgrowth syndromes)
SIBO refers to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and SIFO refers to small intestinal fungal overgrowth.
#6. Gluten sensitivity (Celiac & NCGS)
Both Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity (nonceliac gluten sensitivity) result in damage to the gut lining and increase your risk of developing Hashimoto’s. Avoiding gluten is an easy solution if this is your problem!
Do you know what triggered or caused your Hashimoto’s? This list isn’t exhaustive but it includes some of the most common triggers!
Dr. Westin Childs received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic medicine in 2013. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Childs is no longer practicing medicine and does not hold an active medical license so he can focus on helping people through videos, blog posts, research, and supplement formulation. To read more about why he is no longer licensed please see this page: https://www.restartmed.com/what-happe…
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