Hashimoto’s Treatment with LDN
It can be complicated to treat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. You need the right hormone replacement medication if your thyroid is not producing adequate amounts of hormones. You would also need lifestyle and diet modifications.
Hashimoto’s is generally accompanied with other autoimmune conditions. This can make managing the symptoms more challenging. This is true even when you are following the prescribed treatment plan. A large number of patients have found that supplementing thyroid replacement drugs with low dose naltrexone (LDN) is helpful in managing autoimmune conditions.
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Hashimoto’s is Benefited by Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition. Your immune system begins attacking the cells in the thyroid glands. This constant attack can result in chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and inflammation, which results in hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid.
While Hashimoto’s is slow to progress, it often results in the same symptoms as non-autoimmune hypothyroidism. LDN can be useful in reducing the severity of these symptoms. The exact mechanism of the way LDN helps autoimmune conditions is not understood yet. However, it is thought that low-dose naltrexone suppresses inflammation causing cytokines.
The drug has the capability of turning off cellular mechanisms which result in autoimmune processes. Your thyroid gland will be better able to produce more thyroid hormone by suppressing autoimmune response and decreasing inflammation. This can help the thyroid return to an euthyroid (normal) state.
LDN can also increase endorphins in the body. People with autoimmune conditions tend to have lower levels of endorphins. This can result in pain, fatigue, and overall lethargy. There are no scientific studies that directly look at the relationship between Hashimoto’s and low-dose naltrexone. However, there is anecdotal evidence from patients and clinicians which suggest that LDN can help improve symptoms and lower TPO antibodies.
LDN for Curing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
People with autoimmune disorders, such as Hashimoto’s find low-dose naltrexone to be a promising treatment option. Many people living with the condition have found that LDN greatly improves symptoms, including aches, lethargy, fatigue, and pain.
While LDN is not a cure for Hashimoto’s, it can greatly relieve symptoms. You need to understand that presently there is no cure for the treatment at all. Proper thyroid hormone replacement medication with lifestyle and diet changes can help manage the condition. LDN can be used as an adjunct to the medications. You should know that low-dose naltrexone for this purpose would be an off-label use.
Low-dose naltrexone is being prescribed by medical providers for autoimmune conditions since the 80s. Use of the medication for autoimmune conditions is considered to be an off-label use. The drug was originally designed to tackle opioid addiction. There are very few standardized experiments and clinical trials studying the drug and its use in people with autoimmune diseases.
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