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Hey so here’s, a bonus Tuesday edition of Dr. Rutherford and Hashimoto’s, so we didn’t want to you out of out of a presentation because we had a holiday yesterday, and so we’re. Gon na do a kind of a kind of an and different subject on Hashimoto’s is the the question was tell me about Hashimoto’s encephalopathy and it’s.
That’s, interesting because it’s, something in all the years I’ve been studying. Things have always kind of just blown off, because encephalopathy means abnormality of the brain in cephalo means brain appa.
The — means abnormality brain. It I kind of equated to peripheral neuropathies in a sense that peripheral, neuropathies or abnormal dysfunctions of the peripheral nervous system like the hands and the feet, but there’s.
A hundred different things that cause peripheral, neuropathies, Hashimoto’s. Encephalopathy has always struck me kind of like that, and I never really had my attention directed to it until just kept coming up as a question as to what is it so decided to kind of look into it a little bit further, especially since I actually am Going to be studying this specifically in about a week in a class I’m going to – and I happen to have, data on it.
So I’m, actually using notes on this particular subject, because I wanted to be very clear on it because it’s, something I’ve, always kind of thought. What’s? An encephalopathy? I mean one of the one of my teachers, one of the teachers that I look to for for good data in addressing brain function as simple Appa thee as a brain abnormality would say, don’t overthink it it’s all inflammation.
All the things that caused the brain to have a problem, it’s, all inflammation. You just got to dig and find out where the inflammation is, that kind of fits Hashimoto’s encephalopathy. Let me just read to you what my notes say for the class for the up coming class that I’ve got here: Hashimoto’s; encephalopathy, also known as steroid, responsive and supple off the inflammation.
You’d, give it a you, give the person a steroid and all of a sudden, their symptoms, improve associated with autoimmune. Thyroiditis is a neurological condition characterized by and cephalopoda abnormal function of some different part of the brain thyroid autoimmunity.
So so, in this particular diagnosis – and they have a million diagnosis – is out there now for every single symptom that’s or is for this particular diagnosis. You would have Hashimoto’s, so you would test positive for the antibodies and a good clinical response to the steroid.
So you would take corticosteroids for these brain symptoms and you would feel better and there. This is what they call Hashimoto’s encephalopathy. I got to tell you it’s almost that’s, a lot of the Hashimoto’s; cases that come in here at the further reading.
It says it’s associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It was first described in 1966. It is sometimes referred to as a neuro, endocrine disorder, something between the brain and the and the hormones, the endocrine system, hormones, blood, sugar or thyroid adrenals.
All that, although the conditions relationship to the endocrine system is widely disputed, it’s, recognized as a rare disease, which I did consider a rare disease, which is why I never really looked into it and by the National Institute of Health’S, genetic and rare diseases Information the 2005 there almost 200 published cases reported of the disease, but between 1990 and 2000 43 cases were published, suggesting that this rare condition is likely to have been significantly under diagnosed in the past.
I have a personal feeling that hasn’t been under diagnosed. I just think that they don ‘ T really know what it is. They don’t really know what causes it it’s, so it’s. Basically anencephaly the the — with you having Hashimoto’s, symptoms personality changes.
Do I see that in most high, most or many automotive basis yeah, you know people have mood changes, aggression, delusional behavior. If you have a fear of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and it’s, inflaming your your brain and it happens to have a friend city for your left temporal lobe, you’re gonna get delusional behavior you’Re gonna start hearing voices.
Since thinking people are following up concentration and memory problems who has asha Moto’s, that’s, will blown that doesn’t have concentration of memory problems, disorientation headaches, so these are all things I see pretty much every day With it, with an average, relatively full-blown Hashimoto’s cases and frankly, by the time they get here, they’re full-blown because patients usually tried a bunch of other things that hasn’t worked in a bunch of places.
Hasn’t worked by that time. Time has destroyed a lot of tissue into persons here, a lot of different other things seizures a lot of patients who had seizures that have gone away once the immune response against their thyroid has gone away.
Sleep abnormalities, speech problems, so these are tremors. You know, Hashimoto’s, tends to also cause an attack against your your cerebellum and that can cause tremors and that can cause balance problems and things of that nature.
So it’s. It’s really kind of I don’t know. If so, like a real kind of a diagnosis. It’s Alzheimer’s differential diagnosis. It can be confused with a Alzheimer’s, strokes, epilepsy migraine. These types of things people could lose their ability to speak.
I have a patient right now. He’s got Hashimoto, they’re days. She can’t speak. She literally can’t, articulate because it’s hitting a part of her brain called the werner, ki speech area and and broke the speech area and and and so so i can’t speak and then the inflammation goes Away and they can’t speak.
So for those who were interested in this, you know it’s. It’s, really a gray area. It’s, really vague. It’s, it’s almost to me, like a forced diagnosis, I don’t. I don’t miss a like an expert, but I’ve.
Seen a lot a lot of this stuff and and and and experts are gonna get really bad name right now. This is the time for those of you are going to see this a year through now this is the coronavirus hi. Well, none of us are getting headaches and experts are telling us do one thing one day do one thing the other day, this kind of happy let’s, go babe.
Okay, it’s like they had to put a name on it to me. It’s. It’s. Hashimoto’s, causes in cephalo encephalopathy type of symptoms. All the time Hashimoto’s, has a propensity to decrease blood supply to your brain and increase inflammation.
Well, what does the brain need to work right? It needs proper blood supply, save enough oxygen. It needs proper blood sugar in these proper, essential fatty acid, and it needs a lack of information. So two of those four things are included just in this diagnosis.
So so now you know as much about Hashimoto’s encephalopathy, apparently, as the National Institute of Health’s, genetic and rare diseases Information Center because they don’t know what it is either. So so I mean, but it’s good, to know somebody’s asking that for a reason, maybe somebody told somebody, oh you have it: they’re thinking.
Oh my god. It’s, a rare disease. I’m gonna die, or something like that. It may be that I’ve. Had a ton of these cases come through because I’m. Tons of people have had these symptoms and it may be that my mentor is correct.
My mentor, the teacher that I that I like who teaches the courses on that on on brain function and and and inflammatory diseases and pathologies and, and he says, don’t overthink it it’s, it’s, all inflammation And that, to a large degree where inflammation hunters – and I think he’s – pretty right on that, so hopefully that helps.
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