Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Autoimmune Disease
Inflammation from Hashimoto's disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is classified as an autoimmune disease. From a naturopathic perspective the causes of autoimmune disease are modern living. Immunosuppressant drugs are used to treat autoimmune disease but these can have harrowing long-term side effects. Rather than suppress the immune system naturopaths look to modulate immune response and decrease inflammation naturally. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle advice can help retrain your immune system so it learns not to overreact and attack itself. Please see also Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Hypothyroid. Please see also Carahealth Hypothyroid.