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StickyJ Medical ID and sister company Thoughtful Impressions have been family owned and operated for more than 21 years. The company is led by CEO Lori Torman, who has an eye for great quality and classic styles. In the early days of medical id bracelets (we're talking 1960's), medical alert bracelets were pretty boring -- basically engraved metal tags with curb link chains. The same styles were offered for children, just smaller (no wonder kids didn't want to wear them). And, by the end of the 20th century things hadn't improved that much. Lori was among the first to recognize that medical id's could be fashion conscious, and in 2005 launched designs in leather as well as stainless, and introduced polyester kids medical id bracelets that had cute designs. The sport strap line of child medical id's she introduced nearly 20 years ago is still the most popular line of children's medical jewelry on the market today. And, we now produce more than 100 different styles of medical alert bracelets and necklaces for men and women. Our engraved bracelets are individually custom engraved by our team of master engravers, ship within three (M-F) business days from the date you order, and all products come with a 90 warranty against manufacturing defects. Please come and shop with us today. It will be our pleasure to serve you.

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What is Hashimoto’s Disease and Who’s Affected By It?

What is Hashimoto’s Disease and Who’s Affected By It?

20th Apr 2022

young man that doesn't feel well

Hashimoto’s Disease is a condition which primarily affects women but can affect men too. It commonly arises post-pregnancy and is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid — a small gland that’s located at the base of your neck just below your Adam’s apple. This tiny gland is responsible for making the hormones which control your metabolism.

“Its estimated that 1 in 9 women and 1 in 12 men have Hashimoto’s.”

There is currently no cure for Hashimoto’s Disease. In very extreme and rare cases, it can lead to fatalities. It’s a progressive disease which over time causes damage to thyroid tissue.

Some symptoms relative to the effects of Hashimoto’s Disease are weight gain, weight loss, hair loss, always feeling cold, muscle pains, fatigue, and depression.

Treatment for Hashimoto’s Disease consists of hormones. Commonly, a prescription drug called Levothyroxine is prescribed by doctors. Side effects of this medication can occur and they include issues associated with the stomach and GI tract such as nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Additionally, fever and hypersensitivity can occur.

Living with any disease is challenging. Hashimoto’s Disease is going to cause you to experience ups and downs in your day to day life. It’s important to maintain a positive outlook. It’s highly beneficial to live a healthy lifestyle. You’ll want to incorporate exercise and healthy eating habits. Cut out toxic foods and drinks such as fast foods filled with grease and fat and alcoholic beverages should be limited to only on rare occasions if you must. It’s not recommended to drink while taking prescription medications.

It’s also a smart idea to plan activities that are scientifically proven to help with stress-relief such as yoga, writing, walking in nature. Meditation has many study backed articles telling how it helps to ease stress which can help your body and mind to heal itself.

woman in a yoga pose on mountain top

Stress-relieving activities and a healthy lifestyle are important approaches to living with Hashimoto’s Disease, but you should also take safety precautions such as telling your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone in your life about your disease so they know what you’re going through and how best to assist you. It’s also a good idea to wear a medical bracelet that’s engraved to show your disease and the medications you take. Medical jewelry engraving companies such as StickyJ Medical ID design trendy, attractive medical jewelry you’ll be excited to wear.

black and gold leather medical id

Hopefully, this post helps you to understand a bit more about Hashimoto’s Disease and the people who are affected by it. Please feel to write us a comment below with anything more you wish to add.