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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lyme Disease and Thyroid Disease

Many Lyme patients also suffer from hypothyroidism.  I happen to suffer from both of these conditions.  Some health care professionals think that there may be cause and effect relationship between Lyme and thyroid disease.  Further research needs to be done to confirm this theory.  Some patients have reported that when Lyme disease was cured, thyroid levels became normal.  Thyroid disease can have a variety of causes that could include Lyme disease.  It would be interesting if someone could complete a simple survey to see what percentage of Lyme patients also have thyroid issues.  Below is an article that touches on this theory:

http://drhedberg.com/hashimotos-thyroiditis-and-lyme-disease/

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