Treatment of Hashimoto’s with Low Dose Naltrexone ( LDN )

Treatment of Hashimoto’s with Low Dose Naltrexone ( LDN )

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as Lymphocytic Thyroiditis, refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland.” Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of of hypothyroidism in the United States. Through the years the ability of the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones often become impaired and lead to gradual decline in function and eventually an underactive thyroid, or Hypothyroidism.

Every cell in the body is dependent on the hormone produced by the thyroid,T4 (thyroxine), which is then converted in the body to the active thyroid hormone T3 (tri-iodothyronine).

Standard treatment includes replacement of thyroid hormone for life, this greatly alleviates symptoms but neglects to target the underlying cause of the disease.

Low Dose Naltrexone ( LDN ) helps to modulate the immune system by acting on endorphin receptors which play a vital role in immune function, furthermore is known to subdue the immune reaction and slow down destruction of thyroid cells. LDN used in adjunct to thyroid medication can help to lower dosage as the immune normalizing effects on LDN slow down the autoimmune process.

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