Thyroid disorders are very common and generally overlooked. The thyroid is a small gland in the lower neck that produces hormones the coordinate many of your body's functions. The thyroid is very sensitive to medications, systemic inflammations, hormone imbalances and autoimmunity.
Disorders of the thyroid can affect energy, vitality, and well-being. You can be left feeling fuzzy, fat, frustrated and no knowing where to look for help.
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder where the body's immune system attacks the thyroid. Inflammation from Hashimoto's disease often leads to under-active thyroid gland.
These signs and symptoms of an under-active thyroid show up as:
- Cold Sensitivity
- Weight Gain
- Muscle and Joint Pain
Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease
Fortunately, there are many blood tests that give us a good idea of how the thyroid and related organs are working. There are two major autoimmune attacking antibodies that can be differentiated with specific blood tests. Enliven Chiropractic performs many of these tests to assess your inner chemistry.
Looking for Help with Hashimoto's?
Lets get to the root cause! Hashimoto's is an immune system disease, not necessarily a thyroid disease. In order to properly heal, we need to address the gut. This is the weak link causing the immune system to malfunction. Dietary support is required to provide all the nutrients the thyroid needs to heal. We must ensure that the body has enough high quality energy in order to metabolize the excess antibodies and toxins.