Is Hashimoto’s Disease Genetic?

Any diseases you accrue throughout your life originate from your genetics. Your body’s structure is a roadmap to why you may, or may not, come down with an autoimmune disease or chronic illness. When talking about Hashimoto’s Disease this is just as true and there are links to your everyday life that could activate it or assist in keeping it dormant.

What Triggers Hashimoto’s Disease

Genetically, if a member of your family has Hashimoto’s Disease, you are just as likely as your family members to develop it. You are all made up of the same genetic coding as your ancestors. However, that genetic coding alone does not decide whether or not you’re going to get it. The true trigger is going to be something within your lifestyle that is going to allow it to surface.

While there are dozens of lifestyle choices that are unique to every individual that could trigger this genetic disease. Here are some generic stressors that could play a role in having Hashimoto’s, and many other autoimmune diseases, surface such as:

  • Poor Diet – Maybe you’ve never truly examined your food intake to see if what you’re putting in could be causing the issue. Constantly ingesting unhealthy foods could lead to severe inflammation which in turn could trigger an autoimmune disease.
  • Heavy Drinking – Maybe you drink heavily. Excessive alcohol consumption can play a role in destroying your liver and gut, again, creating an unfavorable inflammatory response that could cause an autoimmune disease to surface.
  • Anxiety & Stress – Maybe your family has a bad history of handling stress and anxiety. Stress by itself can cause inflammation or even kill you if left unchecked for too long. Severe stress is known to cause autoimmune diseases to surface.

Yes, Hashimoto’s Disease is genetic, you can only be a candidate if it’s passed down from a member of your family. But, your lifestyle factors are a much bigger player in deciding whether it will surface or not. Your genetics load the gun, your lifestyle fires it. If you have your safety on and you have it in the holster the gun is not dangerous.  The safety and the holster is your healthy lifestyle and life choices that you make every day alongside a doctor focused on creating a plan that works with your unique genetic makeup.

The Epigenetics Healing Center Can Help

Dr. Goodbinder at The Epigenetics Healing Center will run blood tests to show you where your body is not functioning properly and the risks it has to have autoimmune diseases surface. He will help you develop a dietary plan for your tissues and/or organs to obtain the nutrients they need to function optimally.

If you suffer from an autoimmune disease like arthritis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, lupus, psoriasis, eczema, Hashimoto’s or any other chronic illness, Dr. Goodbinder’s program will be the most effective solution you have ever come across. Contact us today!

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Dr. Goodbinder

Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.