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Hashimoto’s Thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where a person has an underactive thyroid (not enough thyroid hormone), or hypothyroidism. In this section, we will cover treatment of Hashi's and management during pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.

9 Months Postpartum with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Two years ago I underwent a partial thyroidectomy due to an inch size growth on the left side of my thyroid. Post surgery I learned that I was cancer-free, but I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I started taking daily thyroid medication, and seven months later I began the autoimmune mom journey. Before Delivery Due to this thyroid autoimmune condition, throughout pregnancy

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Pregnancy and a Hashimoto’s or Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

What sort of treatment will I receive if I am diagnosed with Hashimoto’s while I am pregnant? The autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s thyroiditis affects the thyroid gland, resulting mainly in symptoms due to low levels of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).  Occasionally the disease is first diagnosed during pregnancy, though many women with previously diagnosed Hashimoto’s report symptom improvement during pregnancy. Normally the

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – What is the Latest Research for Better Treatments and Quieting Symptoms?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, so we are investigating the latest research studies in the two autoimmune thyroid conditions: Hashimoto’s and Graves’ Disease (learn about the latest in Graves’ disease research here).  The focus of this post is about Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as chronic autoimmune thyroiditis.  In Hashimoto’s, the body’s immune cells mistakenly attack the thyroid gland, resulting in destruction

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3 Months Postpartum with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

On Labor Day Monday my husband and I welcomed our baby daughter into the world!  As appropriate as it was to deliver on this national holiday, it also began my journey into postpartum.  Since then my thyroid levels have continued to sway from one side of the spectrum to the other. Prior to my due date I had a routine

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Pre-Term Delivery

Hashimoto’s disease (chronic autoimmune thyroiditis) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in iodine-sufficient areas of the world.  Autoantibodies directed against thyroid cells and tissue result in destruction of parts of the gland, and a consequent hypothyroid state, with reduced levels of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream.  Though many women will proceed through their pregnancy with little or no complications,