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What Triggers a Hashimoto’s Flare Up? Most Common Causes Explained

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The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
What Triggers a Hashimoto's Flare Up? Most Common Causes Explained

These are the most common causes of a Hashimoto’s flare up. What is a Hashimoto’s flare up? Flare ups are defined as an abrupt worsening in your thyroid or Hashimoto’s symptoms.

These flare ups are triggered by certain factors which can be managed. If you can find the source of your flare up then you can identify and target your treatment.

When we talk about flare ups and Hashimoto’s we are mostly focusing on the impact that these triggers have on your immune system.

Hashimoto’s is both a thyroid condition as well as an immune condition and an imbalance in immune function is what usually leads to a flare up.

Having said that it’s also important to understand that flare ups often can and do impact thyroid function. When your thyroid gland is inflamed from your immune system it will almost always have some impact on how well your thyroid gland can produce thyroid hormone.

If your thyroid gland doesn’t product enough thyroid hormone during your flare then you may experience hypothyroid symptoms. If your thyroid produces too much hormone during your flare then you may experience hyperthyroid symptoms.

While pretty much any condition that impacts your immune system can trigger a Hashimoto’s flare up, these are the most common triggers based on my own experience:

#1. diet
Especially gluten, dairy, and soy.
#2. Stress (emotional or physical)
#3. Viral infections
Especially EBV and CMV.
#4. Nutrient deficiencies
Especially iodine, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and vitamin d deficiencies.
#5. Bacterial infections
Especially H. pylori which is a known pathogen that leads to stomach ulcers.
#6. Lack of sleep + lack of exercise
#7. Parasites
#8. Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals
#9. Increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut)

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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…

This video is for general informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Childs and you. You should not make any changes to your medications or health regimens without first consulting a physician. If you have any questions please consult with your current primary care provider. Restart Medical LLC and Dr. Westin Childs are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this website or video.
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