Hello everyone this weeks blog I decided to write about two common thyroid issues that people are experiencing. Chiropractic is an AMAZING tool in maintaining the proper nerve balance to the thyroid, along with proper nutrition to help people cope with these thyroid problems, and in many cases help them avoiding or helping them get off of their medications by correcting the cause. Usually, the cervical spine is pushed forward, putting pressure on the C6 and C7 nerve roots and causing a slumped posture.
Hypothyroidism (hy-poh-THY-roi-diz-uhm) is when your thyroid does not make enough thyroid hormones. It is also called under active thyroid. The most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid. This attack damages the thyroid so that it does not make enough hormones.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism tend to develop slowly, often over several years. At first, you may just feel tired and sluggish. Later, you may develop other symptoms of a slowed down metabolism, including:
Weight gain, even though you are not eating more food
Increased sensitivity to cold
Joint or muscle pain
Fatigue (feeling very tired)
Pale dry skin
A puffy face
A hoarse voice
Excessive menstrual bleeding
In addition to these symptoms, people with hypothyroidism may have high blood levels of LDL cholesterol. This is the so‑called “bad” cholesterol, which can increase your risk for heart disease.
Hyperthyroidism-Some disorders cause the thyroid to make more thyroid hormones than the body needs. This is called hyperthyroidism (hy-pur-THY-roi-diz-uhm), or overactive thyroid. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves disease. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder, in which the body’s own defense system, called the immune system, stimulates the thyroid. This causes it to make too much of the thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism can also be caused by thyroid nodules that prompt excess thyroid hormones to be made.
At first, you might not notice symptoms of hyperthyroidism. They usually begin slowly. But over time, a speeded up metabolism can cause symptoms such as:
Weight loss, even if you eat the same or more food
Eating more than usual
Rapid or irregular heartbeat or pounding of your heart
Trembling in your hands and fingers
Increased sensitivity to heat
More frequent bowel movements
Less frequent menstrual periods with lighter than normal menstrual flow
In addition to these symptoms, people with hyperthyroidism may have osteoporosis, or weak, brittle bones. In fact, hyperthyroidism might affect your bones before you have any of the other symptoms of the disorder. This is especially true of postmenopausal women, who are already at high risk of osteoporosis.
Like i said in the beginning these two thyroid conditions can be easily maintained through chiropractic care and a good nutrition plan. It makes it more manageable and can create a better life for the person. If you are experiencing one of these conditions make sure you see a chiropractor and get your spine Checked.
Blymoedigheid is die beste promotor van gesondheid en is so vriendelik om die gedagte aan die liggaam-Joseph Addison ( Afrikaans meaning Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body)
In a time where our culture seems to embrace the organic and natural way, it is disturbing to see the percentage of non-natural births increase every year in the United States. This is not meant to make someone feel bad if you needed an intervention like a c section, but the WHO (World Health Organization) […]
1) Shoulder/Neck sprain /strain While “kipping” is not the cause of all of the time, it is a factor for most cross-fit gym goers. While kipping is great for gymnastic movement, coordination, and getting extra reps in when the classic strict pull up would not work, the “kip” can easily lead to shoulder/neck strain/sprain, and […]