I had a conversation with a few friends recently about the two most common conditions in the world. They were talking about the fact that we have had this conversation before and it has led to a lot of confusion. Hashimoto is one of the most common autoimmune diseases with autoimmune thyroid issues and Grave’s disease the other. It is a disease where your body produces antibodies to its own proteins which can attack your thyroid.
Hashimoto is a condition where your body produces antibodies against its own proteins which can attack your thyroid. Graves disease is the disease where your thyroid gland is destroyed. Hashimoto is the more serious one though. In Graves disease your body produces antibodies that attack your thyroid. In Hashimoto your body produces antibodies against proteins found in your thyroid.
Graves disease is often the cause of Hashimoto, which is why if you find yourself stuck in a car accident your doctor will usually refer you to a doctor who specializes in Hashimoto.
Hm… This is a controversial one. I have seen several people who have had Graves and Hashimoto go to see a doctor who specializes in Graves who have said they were misdiagnosed. I haven’t seen that yet, but in general I suspect that the treatment is the same. Both diseases can cause weight gain, mood swings, trouble with sex drive, and other symptoms. Graves disease is more common, but it doesn’t mean you have to be suffering from both.
As far as I know, you dont have to have either of these diseases to have Graves disease. As for Hashimoto, it is an autoimmune condition. As far as I can tell, the only people who get Hashimoto are those with a genetic predisposition to it. People with genetic predisposition to Hashimoto usually have Hashimoto. For example, my father has Hashimoto, but he also has an unusual type of thyroid condition called AIT which is why his thyroid is so small.
Hashimoto and Graves disease are caused by the immune system targeting certain thyroid cells. Sometimes the autoimmune attack causes the thyroid to grow abnormally. For example, in Hashimoto, the immune system attacks the thyroid cells and then the cells that produce thyroid hormones, causing the patients to lose their thyroid as well. There is no cure for Hashimoto, but treatment can reduce the incidence of the disease.
I’ve always been terrified of Hashimoto, but then I spent a few years in the military and I was in the midst of a bad case of Graves. I decided that I wanted to have a thyroid test to see if it was something I had previously had problems with, and so I was able to get a second opinion and a very interesting result. The doctors found that my thyroid was very different from normal but had an abnormal TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).
So the thyroid is a major player in Hashimoto’s, although it’s less well known than Graves and Hashimoto’s. The thyroid is a gland that holds the thyroid hormone (T3) that controls metabolism and body function.
The fact that the thyroid is involved in Hashimotos is very interesting because there have been a few different theories regarding the cause of the condition. Some say that it is triggered by the immune system and then the body breaks out in a rash. Others say that it’s a result of an overactive thyroid.
Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease that stems from the thyroid gland not producing enough thyroid hormone. Hashimotos is a condition in which the thyroid gland keeps producing too much thyroid hormone. So Graves’s disease is an autoimmune thyroid condition that can be triggered by an overactive thyroid. The two conditions are completely different, but both are associated with a high level of stress, which seems to cause the immune system to overreact.