“I haven’t noticed anything.” “Only when I became very nervous and irritable did I decide to see a doctor.”
Almost all Hashimoto thyroiditis patients are surprised to find that they have this illness.
The immune system attacks the thyroid gland without those affected noticing anything. The thyroid is chronically inflamed. More and more of the hormone-creating cells that govern the activity of the entire metabolism quietly disappear. As a counterreaction, the thyroid may at first create too many hormones. Those people who are affected by this condition tend to sweat and feel restless and sleepless.
Only in later stages of the disease do signs of an underfunctioning thyroid become noticeable. Weight gain, constipation, dullness and increased need for sleep mark the end stages of the destruction of the thyroid gland.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on Hashimoto thyroiditis?