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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: Why autoimmune mistakenly attack the thyroid gland?
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: Why autoimmune attack the thyroid gland? At present, the exact cause of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is still unclear.
At present, the exact cause of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is still unclear. But medical scientists summarized the following 6 reasons:
First: Autoimmune diseases
It is that the patient himself has developed other autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus erythematosus, vitiligo, etc. Once these immune diseases appear in the body, the chance of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis will increase greatly .
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has obvious familial clustering, indicating that it is closely related to heredity.
Third: Excessive iodine intake leads
It is usually due to eating too much seafood and consuming too much iodized salt. Once the iodine intake is excessive, the production of thyroid hormone in the body increases, and the human immune system may think that the thyroid is a scourge and initiate an attack. Data show that the incidence of this disease will increase significantly with the increase of iodine intake.
People who have been exposed to excessive environmental radiation for a long time, such as security personnel and medical imaging personnel, are more susceptible to thyroid diseases, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Once the body is infected, the immune system will launch an attack on it. In this process, the immune system may be over-activated and start to attack our thyroid.
Sixth: Lack of selenium
Selenium is involved in the synthesis, activation and metabolism of thyroid hormones. At the same time, selenium is also a core component of the immune system. Lack of selenium will significantly increase the chance of the immune system attacking the thyroid by mistake, which will cause Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
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