Typical concomitant diseases of Hashimoto thyroiditis and their consequences

A mischief rarely comes alone. Since Hashimoto’s thyroiditis often remains undetected and untreated for a long time, the body is very much weakened and thus prone to other comorbidities, which also should be examined in suspected cases.

In about 25% of Hashimoto’s patients possibly may also occur the following comorbidities, which must be taken into account in the treatment:

Adrenal fatigue, vitiligo, diabetes, rheumatic diseases, chronic hepatitis, celiac disease (gluten intolerance) , Lactose intolerance, Crohn’s disease, fructose intolerance, fungal infection of the intestine with Candida albicans, Leaky-Gut syndrome, dysbiosis, hemopyrrollactamuria and much more.

Concomitant disease or cause of Hashimoto?

But not always these diseases should only be considered as sequelae of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but rather as causative diseases that have led to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Thyroid disorders, especially Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, are usually not just a disease of their own, but the result of another problem in the body. In most cases your own lifestyle is the problem with which the body no longer can cope in the long term. Constant stress, unhealthy and nutrient-poor diet, inflammation, undetected viral diseases, heavy metal pollution or hyperacidity are potential triggers for the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

It is important to treat the thyroid gland not only with artificial hormones, as this is merely a symptom treatment and will not remedy the underlying condition. The problem must be considered holistically. Successful treatment only works if the body is treated at all levels. Here, you should particularly pay attention to the intestine, because usually there sits  a large part of the evil and quick successes can usually be achieved by simple means.

Special attention should be given to adrenal fatigue, candidal infection, HPU and above all, a possible heavy metal contamination. Nowadays, these diseases spread rapidly, are often the cause or the trigger of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and unfortunately are still consistently ignored by doctors.

Rheumatic diseases

Spondyloarthropathy and chronic polyarthritis most frequently occur in rheumatic diseases. But often also the Sjogren syndrome or other collagenoses are added.


Comparatively, Vitiligo occurs in connection with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which often recedes into the background with a suitable thyroid setting.


If you notice a reddish skin on your face after consuming alcohol or spicy foods, you should think about rosacea and have it checked out by your doctor. Unfortunately, this can be treated only with antibiotics, but in combination with high-quality probiotics it at least relieves the itching.

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