Thyroid Disease (Hashimoto’s Disease)

Hashimoto’s disease is a chronic inflammation of the thyroid, with lymphocytic infiltration of the gland thought to be caused by autoimmune factors.

It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, resulting in a slowing of the body’s metabolism and, in turn, a number of unpleasant symptoms, including weight mild gain, fatigue, constipation and difficulty concentrating.

Diagnosing Hashimoto’s disease is not easy, and because of its array of symptoms, it is often confused with symptoms of aging – menopause, specifically.