Medicinal mushrooms can be useful in relieving the symptoms of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and improving the function of the immune system involved in the disease. Let’s find out which ones to use.
What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a much more frequent disease than we think, and today it can be found not only in women after menopause but also at a younger age. It is an autoimmune disease that causes antibodies produced by the immune system to attack this endocrine gland, compromising its functionality. The consequence is a reduction (until the cessation) of the production of thyroid hormones, and therefore to an induced hypothyroidism.
Symptoms are almost the same as in hypothyroidism, in turn caused by insufficient production of the hormones T3 and T4, which oversee a whole series of important vital functions, including basal metabolism and (in part) ovarian activity in women and libido in both sexes.
Thyroid imbalances can therefore be very varied, let’s see the most frequently encountered: copious hair loss, excessive sensitivity to cold , very low sweating, slowing of metabolism that leads to weight gain in the face of an unaltered diet, anxiety and depression , skin dull, dry and brittle nails, tachycardia, hypercholesterolemia, slowing of mental faculties, memory loss, menstrual irregularities, polymenorrhea (more than one menstrual flow per month)
This endocrine dysfunction is autoimmune in nature. Tlymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of our defense system against pathogens, infiltrate the thyroid, attacking it and counteracting its functionality. This gland is gradually destroyed, with a gradual worsening of symptoms.
What medicinal mushrooms to use in case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
After having done some more specific and in-depth tests, the trio of mushrooms REISHI, AGARICUS and SHIITAKE come to our aid. Whether you use drugs such as EUTIROX or TIROSINT you can safely insert medicinal mushrooms after having done some soil work on the body to enhance the work of the mushrooms themselves. Both the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 and the autoimmune anti-thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO) hormones see the rebalancing and return to normal with the intake of these three mushrooms, since they are very rich in precious natural active ingredients for the rebalancing of the immune system and endocrine. They strengthen the immune system by rebalancing it, purify the liver of chemical and biological toxins and give more energy and well-being by improving the entire internal and external aspect of the organism.
SHIITAKE balances the intestine, in fact as we know when there is this dysfunction of the thyroid there is almost always constipation or colitis and this fungus helps the intestinal rebalancing.
AGARICUS and REISHI rebalance the immune system so that it no longer attacks the thyroid, being adaptogens of all systems this will be their task.
This trio, as already specified, can be easily associated with the drugs you are taking as they have no interaction. However, it may happen that over time during the taking of mushrooms there is a gradual improvement of the situation that can induce the treating doctor to reduce the pharmacological therapy in progress.
Absolutely “NO TO DO IT YOURSELF”! Always contact a professional in the sector who will be able to indicate the type of mushroom or the best mushrooms to use will be evaluated according to the subject and its constitution. Furthermore, he will have to do some ground work first to ensure an excellent action of medicinal mushrooms on the whole organism.