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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also known as autoimmune thyroiditis, is a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, leading to inflammation and eventually causing damage to the gland. Concussions are a type of brain injury that occur when the head is hit or jolted and can cause a variety of symptoms, including changes in brain function, such as difficulty thinking or remembering.
There is some evidence to suggest that there may be a correlation between Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and concussions. One study found that individuals with a history of concussions had a higher risk of developing autoimmune thyroiditis compared to those without a history of concussions. Another study found that individuals with autoimmune thyroiditis had an increased risk of experiencing a concussion, as well as other types of traumatic brain injury.
However, it is important to note that the relationship between Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and concussions is not fully understood, and more research is needed to determine the exact nature of this relationship. It is also worth noting that there are many other factors that can contribute to the development of autoimmune thyroiditis and the risk of experiencing a concussion, such as genetics, environmental exposures, and lifestyle factors.
It is important for individuals with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis to be aware of the potential link between their condition and the risk of concussions, as it may be important to take extra precautions to prevent head injuries. This may include wearing protective gear when engaging in activities that carry a risk of head injury, such as sports, and seeking medical attention immediately if a concussion is suspected.
In conclusion, there is some evidence to suggest that there may be a correlation between Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and concussions, although the exact nature of this relationship is not fully understood. Further research is needed to determine the extent of this relationship and to identify any potential underlying mechanisms. In the meantime, it is important for individuals with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis to be aware of the potential risk of concussions and to take steps to prevent head injuries.
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So today's topic is can a concussion cause
Hashimoto's? So the answer to that is it can trigger Hashimoto's. So Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. People who are looking at this probably already
know what Hashimoto's is. It's an immune attack against your thyroid. And you can have silent autoimmune disease. You can have silent Hashimoto's for your whole
life and never get it. What has to happen is you have to have some
sort of a trigger that triggers your immune System, which is usually already compromised
from other things, to flare up and attack The tissue in your body that says you can
attack my thyroid, because it's genetically Programmed that way. And so when the trigger happens, your immune
system flares up, and then that flares up The antibodies to your thyroid and then that
tells your immune system to attack the thyroid. And that's how you get autoimmune thyroid
disease. There are multiple triggers. One of the triggers is trauma. So if you get a concussion, or I mean, if
you get a broken leg, or if you get in a car Accident, you get a whiplash, and then you
have a whiplash for weeks or months, or you Have a concussion, basically what happens
is you immediately get inflammation. Immediately, you get inflammation. In fact, if you get a concussion, it's even
worse because if you gain a concussion, listen To this, within five minutes, the inside lining
of your gut starts to break down. So those of you who are familiar with leaky
gut and you get a concussion within five minutes, Leaky gut starts to occur. Why is that important? Because back to the concussion, the concussion
causes inflammatory responses, that raises Up the immune responses. And then you can trigger Hashimoto's. So it's a cause. The genetics being triggered by something
would be the root cause of it and the concussion Would be one of those something. Another thing that can trigger it is the concussion
causes a leaky gut within minutes. Look it up. It's like stunning.
Like within minutes. Now you got a leaky gut, now you got toxins
leaking out of your gut, you got bad bacteria Leaking out of your gut, you got undigested
food particles leaking out of your gut. They go a lot of different places. But that is a huge trigger and perpetuator
of autoimmune disease. In fact, it's a new theory that the breakdown
of the gut creating overwhelming chemicals And infections and food sensitivities overwhelming
your liver and decreasing certain nutrients In that liver that stop us from getting too
overzealous immune attacks may be why we're Getting so much autoimmunity. And what's the main cause of that? The main cause of that is usually stress or
one of these triggers that I'm talking about. So the concussion works in that particular
area as well. So concussion's a trigger basically. Absolutely I have had several concussions
myself, and it can not only trigger Hashimoto's, But if you don't know how to take care of
your concussion, it can actually also perpetuate The problem until you get the concussion under
control for those people who have post-concussion Syndrome, which is actually a small percentage
of people who get concussions. But that's kind of concussion and Hashimoto's.