Posts Tagged ‘StrateGene’

Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease: Genetics, Nutrition, and Lifestyle

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Thyroid problems are common. If you’re reading this, you may be one of the 20 million people in the United States affected by thyroid disease. (1) What you may not realize is that many thyroid problems originate in the immune system. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a result of the immune system mistakenly targeting and attacking the thyroid gland. This can lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism like fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and more.

Genetics can play a role in the development of Hashimoto’s, but you are more than your genes. This article explores the role of genetics in Hashimoto’s. We’ll also discuss how nutrition and lifestyle can be used to manage Hashimoto’s and promote healthy thyroid function.

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Should You Test Your Genes?

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Genetic home testing has become wildly popular in recent years. In the past, the only genetic testing offered was through healthcare providers when there was an increased family risk of a particular health issue. Take breast cancer for example. Testing for the BRCA mutation status, doctors can identify risk factors that give more information to act.

In recent years, anyone can have access to their genetic information from the comfort of home. Simply fill a tube with saliva and wait for the results!

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