Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gigi Hadid's "Hashimoto Disease"

GiGi Hadid
Gigi Hadid has recently disclosed about having Hashimoto’s disease, a common – but sometimes debilitating – thyroid condition. This disease can cause fatigue, weight gain and depression among other symptoms.

According to Elle, the 21-year-old model has taken medication for it for two years.

There are plenty of things that can go wrong with the thyroid: A butterfly-shaped gland found in the neck, it produces the hormones which control the body’s growth and metabolism as they’re released into the bloodstream.

But Gigi’s thyroid condition means that she has an under-active thyroid, which triggers a different set of symptoms'

Gigi's Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition, which means that her body mistakenly attacks her thyroid gland, causing it to become slowly swollen and damaged.

And as it is damaged it will produce insufficient amounts of the thyroid hormone, meaning the sufferer will experience symptoms of an under-active thyroid gland.

According to the NHS, common symptoms include weight gain, sensitivity to cold, muscle aches, dry and scaly skin, loss of libido and irregular periods.

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