Treatment for Thyroid Disorders at Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage
Thyroid disorders are extremely common and extremely troublesome. Over 27 million Americans suffer from some sort of thyroid issue. When this small but essential gland malfunctions, so do you, and in some very uncomfortable ways. You may be happy to learn that you can fight your thyroid disorders with more than just drug therapy. Here at Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic in Edmonds, we can prescribe chiropractic care and other natural healing methods to help you manage your condition more effectively.
Causes and Effects of Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
There are several kinds of diseases and dysfunctions that can affect the thyroid gland, including autoimmune abnormalities, toxin exposure, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances in the endocrine system. Even chronic emotional stress can interfere with thyroid function by flooding the body with a hormone called cortisol. The main two categories of thyroid dysfunction are:
- Hypothyroidism - In hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland underperforms. A lack of thyroid hormone in the body causes fatigue, depression, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, forgetfulness, and general sluggishness.
- Hyperthyroidism - Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone. This condition can cause bulging eyes, weight loss, nervousness, palpitations, heat intolerance, brittle hair, and other problems.
Either end of the thyroid disorder spectrum can leave your quality of life severely compromised. Depending on what kind of thyroid issue you have, standard medical treatments include thyroid supplementation or in the most severe cases, surgery.
How Our Chiropractors in Edmonds Can Ease Your Symptoms
Many thyroid disorder sufferers don't realize that they can greatly boost the effectiveness of their primary treatment plan by complementing it with chiropractic care. Our chiropractors in Edmonds can evaluate your spinal column for signs of cervical misalignment, which can affect both thyroid function and your overall nerve function. By correcting these alignment errors and helping your nervous system work more normally, we may be able to improve your thyroid function to a significant degree. Better nerve function may mean a more balanced endocrine system and lower stress levels. Additionally, we can offer acupuncture to ease the discomforts associated with thyroid trouble. Your primary doctor might even find that you can safely reduce your thyroid medication due to these improvements.
Does Your Thyroid Need Some Extra Help? Call Our Edmonds Clinic Today
Give your thyroid the best possible opportunity to perform as optimally as possible. Call Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic at (425) 361-1839 to schedule a physical evaluation with our chiropractors in Edmonds.