Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases

An Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (AITD) is when the patient's immune system attacks and damages their thyroid.⠀

Among autoimmune diseases, AITDs are highly prevalent, affecting 1 to 5% of the population. The 2 majors AITDs are Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. While clinically different, Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis share immune-genetic mechanisms. AITD arise due to complex interactions between environmental and numerous genetic factors.

Lifecode Gx Reports

The Thyroid Balance Report analyses the genes involved in the thyroid hormone lifecycle: synthesis - centrally (in the thyroid) and in activation in peripheral tissues, transport and metabolism, processing of cofactors (vitamins D and A) and inhibitors (stress and toxins). It also examines genes that confer susceptibility to inflammation and autoimmunity.

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