Articles — autoimmune disorders
As millions of people worldwide have been afflicted by COVID-19, physicians and the public have wondered whether this viral infection could trigger or exacerbate thyroid disease and whether people with thyroid conditions are more vulnerable to this viral infection and whether they are less likely to fight the infection
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder suffered by genetically predisposed individuals. Upon exposure to gluten, a protein found in wheat, the bodies of these individuals initiate an autoimmune response targeted at their intestinal lining. This leads to inflammation and damage to the intestines, resulting in diarrhea, constipation, and improper absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Diagnosis of celiac disease can be complicated, often involving blood tests and endoscopic biopsy (accomplished by sedating the patient, passing a tube into the gastrointestinal system through the mouth, and removing a tiny section of the intestinal wall for microscopic evaluation). A separate condition called non-celiac...
Caring for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis for autoimmunity related thyroid disease should not be limited to using thyroid medications to keep thyroid hormone levels in a perfect range. It should also include other means to keep thyroid cells as healthy as possible and making the immune system, which is the root of the problem, less reactive. Taking a well-balanced thyroid supplement program providing the ingredients necessary to promote health to the thyroid gland and support to the immune system, as an adjunct to medication is an important component of Dr. Arem’s Thyroid Wellness Program. The supplement program includes three supplements which, when...
The thyroid gland depends on several factors in order to work properly. Among these factors is the presence of certain micronutrients (including iodine and selenium), which are required for the manufacture of thyroid hormone. Although most people know iodine plays a crucial role in thyroid health, the trace element selenium is often overlooked, despite its importance. Although it has an influence on immunological responses and cell growth, selenium is mostly used by the body in the production and function of thyroid hormones. A slight deficiency can be enough to slow the production of thyroid hormones. Your immune system also depends...