"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Hashimoto’s Disease and Brain Degeneration

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This is a reminder of how serious you need to be, or get, about changing your lifestyle and diet to focus on healing your thyroid dysfunction NOW.

Dr. Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, is “the guy” in the thyroid field. He says,

“If you’re managing your Hashimoto’s yet still waiting for your depression to lift and your memory to return, you could be suffering from the beginning of a brain breakdown. Scientists call it accelerated brain degeneration, and it’s critical you know about it.

Many symptoms of brain decline overlap with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism so that patients—and their doctors—often ignore the symptoms, treating them as just one more thyroid issue to live with.”

He says, that,

“Unfortunately, this is a common mistake with regrettable consequences since researchers have found Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, accelerated brain degeneration is one of the most severe consequences of poorly managed Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.”

The most common symptoms of early brain degeneration

  • depression
  • fatigue
  • and loss of motivation and drive

are identical to hypothyroid symptoms.

Other familiar symptoms include

  • brain fog
  • an inability to find the right words
  • memory loss
  • and slower mental speed
  • Fatigue is especially common, making reading, driving, or just carrying on a conversation exhausting.

Thyroid patients may also experience

  • loss of balance,
  • vertigo
  • numbness
  • and tingling in different parts of the body
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • and other neurological symptoms


. . . that low thyroid function may be promoting brain degeneration. Possible mechanisms for this breakdown include:

  • increased brain inflammation.
  • altered brain chemical function (neurotransmitter activity).
  • promotion of brain autoimmunity.
  • loss of blood-brain barrier integrity (leaky brain).
  • brain ischemia (lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain).
  • increased protein aggregation, a clumping together of proteins in the brain.

Dr. Kharrazian goes on to say,

“Research has found a Hashimoto’s and increased Parkinson’s disease risk:  Two recent papers, including one that evaluated more than 300,000 people, show hypothyroidism increased the risk of Parkinson’s disease. If you have Hashimoto’s you should be aware of early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including:

– slowness.

– constipation.

– decreased sense of smell.

– Tremors usually occur later in the development of the disease, when it may be too late to reverse the damage.

Hypothyroidism and Alzheimer’s Disease

Several papers have also found hypothyroidism associated with and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Be aware of early symptoms, including:

  • impaired memory.
  • difficulty with directions.
  • trouble learning new tasks.
  • frequently losing everyday items, such as the car key or cell phone.

If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and notice any of these symptoms, please immediately focus on improving your brain health.

Hazardous Labels

Dr. Kharrazian notes that,

“Once a person is labeled a “thyroid patient,” doctors blame brain symptoms on hypothyroidism and ignore effective strategies that support brain health. One thing I have learned in teaching seminars to all kinds of health care practitioners, conventional and alternative, is that knowledge about the brain is limited to general recommendations, such as prescribing fish oil supplements or antidepressants. As brain degeneration goes unaddressed, symptoms worsen, causing considerable worry and stress for the patient.”


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2 comments to Hashimoto’s Disease and Brain Degeneration

  • Melanie

    Im finding so many conflicting sites. Whats good for Hyp.. Is not for Hashimotos. The thyroid meds Armour and Synthroid put me in hospital with 200\11 blood pressure after 3wks. In 2 months 30lbs , hair burned looking,and falling out, dry kin, face dropped.
    From Nov 13 to Apr 14 my antibodies went from 500 to over 2200.
    Since Nov 2013 i have not been on meds.. Just been a pin cushion. Docs say im complicated an th d y are just. Watching me fall apart .doc said stay off internet, my question to her was ” so im basically screwed”…yes she replied.
    My joints are enlarging my hands crack, my toes turn… There is more….
    My liver…
    What diet to follow. When i have hashimotos/hypo?

    • kim

      Hello Melanie, I’m sorry that your doctor is uneducated in thyroid dysfunction.

      You can get your hypothyroidism settled down more quickly with the help of the following:

      1. Eat the THYROID HEALING DIET, a clean diet to rebuild your body/brain health. Don’t depend on powdered protein meals/drinks to rebuild your brain and body health. You can start on this diet immediately by ordering my Get Your Life Back Manual. Included are numerous checklist forms to keep track of your symptoms, supplements, etc. to help your thyroid trained practitioner help you better. http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      2. And, see a THYROID TRAINED PRACTITIONER who can give you the correct tests and prescribe the right supplements which they’ll recommend that will be the best for you.
      You can find one near you here – http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you can’t find one near you from the lists, please contact mine – Dr. Allomong, who is thyroid trained, #1 on the list. He can work with you by phone/email/Skype and help you correctly immediately.

      My good thoughts to you for your best health,


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