Autoimmune thyroiditis and its connection with EBV
Epstein–Barr Virus (EBV) can be a preceding cause of fatigue, chronic aches and pains, depression, anxiety, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Unfortunately, the conventional medical community has long confined its role in chronic diseases, and therefore, most practitioners never think to check for underlying causes, leaving many thousands of patients suffering from mysterious unresolved symptoms without an obvious cause or diagnosis.
I made the startling discovery that it’s way more common than one might expect to have EBV associated with Hashimoto’s, However, because it’s so overlooked by conventional medicine, it’s important to take advise of a Functional Medicine Doctor to identify the issue and be informed about EBV basics what it is, how to identify whether you have the infection, and what can be done.
EBV is a virus in the herpes virus family. Other infections in this family include herpes (including the kind that causes cold sores and the type that causes genital sores), shingles and chickenpox. EBV is specifically responsible for causing mononucleosis (“mono”). Most of us have actually been exposed to EBV at some time in our lives, even if we didn’t have mono. In fact, up to ninety-five percent of the population has been infected and most of us just go through life as carriers, totally symptomless, never knowing we have it.
I usually recommend a protocol of Ozone IV therapy, High dose Vitamin C therapy, and herbal nutritional supplements to boost immunity against this infection
Dr Kalpana Shekhawat- M.D.
Functional Medicine Specialist