With the help of various medical tests, the root cause of your Hashimoto's problem is found out. To start with, the following common risk factors for your autoimmune response are looked for by a functional medicine doctor. mold exposure treatment doctors
Stress and anxiety - While Hashimoto's is known to cause stress and anxiety problems, vice-versa is also possible. Stress and anxiety can actually be the root cause of your Hashimoto's disease. When you are so stressed, the cortisol hormone in your body increases which in turn can trigger an autoimmune response or even affect your thyroid hormone production.
Harmful toxins - Exposure to harmful toxins including heavy metals, mold toxins, and everyday plastics can lead to Hashimoto's problem.
Diet - There can be certain foods that you may be sensitive to. Consuming these foods can trigger an autoimmune response in your body. The most common sensitive foods that cause this include gluten, dairy products, processed food, soy, corn...
Various kinds of infections: it has been shown that people who have had certain viral infections like Epstein-Barr virus infection, parasites, candida have higher chances of getting Hashimoto's disease.
Deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals can also cause Hashimoto's disease. Especially Vitamin D deficiency - Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem in most countries around the world. This is because of lack of sunlight and diet deficiencies. Vitamin D deficiency can trigger an autoimmune response in your body.