What is hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Is it related RA as well? And how can we avoid having it?

See details. You cannot avoid it. It is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland that usually causes an underactivity of the gland (hypothyroidism). It is often associated with other autoimmune diseases such as ra.

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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis/hypothyroidism and presently taking levothyroxine. Heard a lot of good things about zyflamend but is it safe for me?

Zyflamend safety. The website claims the product stimulates a "whole-body healthy inflammation response". You won't find this concept in a medical textbook. Personally, i would prefer my body's parts not all be inflamed at the same time! it's not a hugely complex formula; it contains turmeric, green tea, rosemary, ginger, basil, barberry, oregano and 3 chinese herbs. Google each one. Don't stop your medication. Read more...
Thyroid Supplements. There is not evidence that herbal or nutritional remedies can help hypothyroidism. For the vast majority of individuals levothyroxine supplies the body with adequate replacement of the identical hormone which the body produces. Most (but not all) make T3 (liothyronine) naturally from the T4 in a well regulated pattern. See your physician if you feel symptomatic despite therapy. Doses may need adjustment. Read more...

Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common . It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. Read more...

Any advice for someone who's been diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism caused by autoimmune thyroiditis?

Knowing it is....... Knowing that hashimoto's thyroiditis is present, makes it very easy to decide when thyroid replacement is needed. I have it, not a serious problem, and i take thyroid replacement. I am quick to place patient with autoimmune thyroiditis on thyroid once the TSH is 3.0 or higher! Read more...
Lots. Read about low dose naltrexone. Read about selenomethionine. Consider avoiding gluten and dairy. Read about heavy metal overload due to environmental toxicity. Read more...