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What does a Hashimoto’s attack feel like?
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is typically characterized by weight gain, fatigue, brittle hair, difficulty concentrating, tiredness, feeling colder than normal, dry and itchy skin, goiters, and my most prominent symptom—depression. At least, that's the clinical list of symptoms.
What does a Hashimoto’s flare feel like?
What does your day with Hashimoto's look like? The symptoms I experience during an autoimmune flare are: fatigue, brain fog, body aches, joint pain, muscle pain, low grade fevers, cold intolerance, an overall sense of feeling unwell, and what I can only describe as feeling like I have a storm going on inside my body.
What triggers Hashimoto’s disease?
Researchers aren't sure why some people develop autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's disease. These disorders probably result from a combination of genes and an outside trigger, such as a virus. In Hashimoto's disease, your immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid gland.
Is Hashimoto genetic?
Hashimoto's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, reducing its ability to produce hormones (hypothyroidism). … Like most autoimmune diseases, Hashimoto's syndrome is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors .
Does Hashimoto’s disease qualify for disability?
Hashimoto's disease is considered a valid medical condition to list on your application for disability with Social Security. … If your endocrine disorder meets the criteria in the Section of the Blue Book under which it is evaluated, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.