Stem Cell Therapy for Hashimoto's Disease in Danville, IL
Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the body's immune system to function incorrectly. This usually results in damage to thyroid cells and the inability to create the thyroid hormone, T4 (Thyroxine). If you're interested in learning more about Hashimoto's thyroiditis, please call (217) 207-3030 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease
One of the most frightening aspects of Hashimoto's disease is that it may initially show no symptoms. One of the first signs of Hashimoto's disease for many patients is an enlarged thyroid, colloquially referred to as a goiter.
The main effect of Hashimoto's disease is a deficiency of the TSH hormone, also referred to as hypothyroidism. The common signs of TSH deficiency include:
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Hair loss
- Pale skin
- Muscle pain
- Throat pain
- Excessive hunger
Those who have had previous thyroid surgery, or have suffered from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in the past, are at a much higher risk of contracting Hashimoto's disease. If you've struggled with thyroid complications and are seeing these symptoms, please call (217) 207-3030 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Causes of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
There is a bigger risk of Hashimoto's thyroiditis for those suffering from other autoimmune diseases, such as:
Hashimoto's is caused primarily by the inflammation of the thyroid gland. This inflammation is frequently induced by a viral illness, or may stem from issues such as GI inflammation, obesity and even genetic components. The disease can also be caused by age, weight and may even be hereditary.
The thyroid gland plays a major part in pregnancy; it's worth discussing Hashimoto's disease with a doctor if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Hashimoto's Disease Treatment
While there's no cure for Hashimoto's disease, it is treatable. The most common, effective treatment for Hashimoto's thyroiditis is thyroid replacement. Your doctor can treat you various types of thyroid replacement ( synthroid, natural dessicated thyroid, compounded T3/T4 or slow release T3). Your doctor will also search for the root cause of the autoimmune disorder and work to modulate the immune system with diet and supplements.
This condition can also be treated using adult stem cells. In Hashimoto's disease, the body attacks cells of the thyroid gland, limiting, and reducing its ability to produce thyroid hormones, usually leaving patients hypothyroid, and requiring thyroid medication. The multipotent ability of adult stem cells harvested from fat tissue is under investigation as a method for treating Hashimoto's disease.
Request more information about stem cell therapy for Hashimoto's Disease today. Call (217) 207-3030 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center
Address27791 N. 1575 E. Road
Danville, IL 61834