Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (otherwise known as autoimmune thyroiditis) is one of the, if not “the”, most common form of hypothyroidism today.It’s hypothyroidism, but with an immune component caused in large part by prolonged exposure to excessive estrogen.
In hypothyroidism your body is unable to detoxify estrogen efficiently, causing estrogen to build up in the body and become excessive.
This excessive estrogen blocks thyroid function and drives hypothyroidism in a number of ways, including:
Inhibiting the proteolytic enzymes that allow your thyroid gland to release its thyroid hormone, directly blocking your thyroid gland.
Blocking your liver from converting inactive T4 thyroid hormone into the active T3 thyroid hormone your cells need to survive.
Blocking your metabolism and preventing you from using thyroid hormone efficiently.forefronthealth Hypothyroidism and Estrogen : 3 Steps to Lower the Hashimoto’s Hormone