What is Hashitoxicosis?

What Is Hashitoxicosis?

Simply stated, Hashitoxicosis is when hypothyroid patients experience episodes of hyperthyroid. Hypothyroid is a condition in which too little thyroid hormone is produced by the thyroid, and hyperthyroid is when too much thyroid hormone is produced.
When a patient has been rendered hypothyroid due to the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, the immune system mistakes the thyroid gland for an enemy and proceeds to attack it. During this attack thyroid cells die off and release thyroid hormone into the bloodstream.  This surge of extra hormone in the bloodstream is what causes a patient to experience spurts of hyperthyroidism. 
Symptoms of these hyperthyroid spurts are:
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism in Hashitoxicosis can vary in their severity and may increase during times of stress and illness. Thyroid hormone is very potent and even a slight increase in thyroid levels has the ability to wreak havoc on the mind and body.  So to answer the question, what is hashitoxicosis…. that's it.

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