Risk Factors in Your Lifestyle:Many lifestyle variables, including smoking and stress, play a role in the development of Hashimoto's disease.Lack of sleep, a low-calorie diet, nutritional inadequacies, and a lack of movement are all lifestyle factors linked to most autoimmune illnesses. When the body lacks the nutrition and other essentials it requires for normal function, other body systems, particularly the immune system, overcompensate by overacting in reaction.
Gender: Hashimoto's illness is more prevalent in women than in men. Sex hormones are thought to play an impact, according to researchers. 7 During the first year after giving birth, some women experience thyroid issues. Thyroid problems like these usually go away, although some of these women may acquire Hashimoto's disease later in life.
Age: Hashimoto's illness is more likely to occur as you get older. Women, persons with a family history of the disease, and people who have an autoimmune disorder are at an even higher risk.
Menopause: Thyroid function may be harmed by low estrogen levels during menopause. Researchers in one peer-reviewed study hypothesized a link between estrogen levels, thyroid function, and the onset of thyroid disorders. They weren't sure what the connection was, though, and said more research was needed.
Risk Factors in the Environment: Infections caused by bacteria Hashimoto's disease can be triggered by a variety of parasites, yeast, and fungal bacterial infections that begin in the gastrointestinal tract, just like other autoimmune illnesses. These types of gut bacteria might damage a person without causing symptoms. Unfortunately, much of the research on a Hashimoto's infection link isn't clear enough to figure out how exactly bacterial infections can cause autoimmune thyroid problems and/or how to lower risk factors.