- Hashimoto’s disease.
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland. This gland produces hormones that are vital for the proper functioning of numerous different systems throughout the body. With Hashimoto’s disease, the thyroid becomes inflamed, which leads to an imbalance of hormone production and causes many different symptoms such as tiredness, sensitivity to cold temperatures, unusual weight gain, pale skin, weakness, joint pain, hoarse voice and swelling of the thyroid gland. This disease is usually easily manageable with prescription thyroid medications.
The medical and scientific communities have spent a great deal of time researching the causes of autoimmune disorders in recent years, and they are making great advancements in understanding their origins and causes. Treatment options are now more widely available, and although there are no cures yet, new discoveries in areas such as stem cell treatment are paving the road for a brighter future, free from autoimmune disorders.