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Symptoms and Risks of Thyroid Problems

A sluggish or overactive thyroid gland can create or contribute to a wide range of chronic health problems, from fatigue to gastrointestinal issues. While some instances of thyroid disease may require pharmaceutical or even surgical intervention, in many cases patients can make us of chiropractic adjustment and other natural holistic healing techniques to enjoy normal function once again. Here at Caring Touch Pain Relief Center, we are happy to make these therapies available to our patients suffering from hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems.

The thyroid is a gland at the base of your neck tasked with regulating your metabolic rate. It does this producing two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These two hormones counterbalance each other's effects to maintain a steady, normal metabolism, while also balancing your calcium level. If this delicate balancing act becomes disturbed, the body may experience either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism, or inadequate thyroid hormone production, depresses your metabolism to cause weight gain, fatigue, low body temperature, constipation, an exaggerated allergic response, impaired immunity against infection, and other troubling symptoms. Hypothyroidism, which occurs when thyroxidine levels are too high, can cause tremors, rapid heart rate, nervousness, insomnia, muscle weakness, and redness or swelling of the skin. Either extreme can lead to serious long-term health complications, not to mention a poor quality of life, if left untreated.

Holistic Natural Treatments at Our Chiropractic Clinic

Thyroid diseases can be caused by a number of different issues. You might have an autoimmune disease, for instance, that causes an allergic reaction to thyroid hormone, resulting in hypothyroid conditions such as Hashimoto's disease. If your metabolism tends to swing from unnatural highs to unnatural lows, you may have an immune system problem called subacute thyroiditis. Rarely, a problem in the pituitary gland may be causing the thyroid to malfunction. If you have to have a cancerous thyroid removed, you will experience hypothyroid symptoms. Some of these cases may require supplementation with thyroid hormones or other traditional medical approaches. You might be surprised, however, at how many cases of thyroid imbalance can be resolved through natural holistic treatments. This is because the body's various systems all work together as a complex unit, which means that correcting an impairment in one system may improve function in another.

We will work with you to diagnose and treat other causes and symptoms through blood tests and extensive consultation so that we can create a whole body wellness plan that will set you on your path to wellness. Your treatment regimen may include dietary changes and nutritional supplementation, emphasizing foods and nutrients that either stimulate or control T3 and T4 production. We have successfully treated many people with a wide variety of thyroid conditions using holistic, natural approaches that help your body to heal itself. Chiropractic adjustment is just one example. The nervous system is tasked with issuing neural instructions to all parts of the body, including the thyroid and other glands. Anything that limits the nervous system's ability to function properly can affect your hormone levels. Chiropractic adjustments can correct musculoskeletal imbalances that may have been impairing your thyroid function for years without your realizing it. Contact Touch Pain Relief Center to schedule a consultation about your condition or symptoms so we can recommend the right treatment method for your needs.