Symptoms Related To Thyroid
Thyroid Fact and Fiction
My name is Dr. Adam D. Zuckerman and I am a board certified chiropractor. I have been in private
practice in Boynton Beach, FL since 2004. I consult with many doctors across the country. I have personally trained with Dr. Michael L. Johnson the author of the alternative medicine bestseller, “What Do You Do When the Medications Don’t Work?—A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migraine Headaches, Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Conditions” and Dr. Datis Kharrazian the author of the revolutionary, breakthrough book “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms, when all my labs are normal?” I have post graduate training in Autoimmune Physiology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and Functional Endocrinology.
Some 20 million Americans are affected by thyroid disorders…..that’s 1 in 13 people! And more than half of those people are unaware they have a thyroid problem because it frequently goes undiagnosed…until it gets severe.
According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid disorder during their lifetime. The reason why this fact may surprise you is because you’ve probably never heard it explained to you…
Are you tired of running from doctor to doctor only to play “Russian Roulette” with different medications for your symptoms related to your thyroid problem? “Here try this drug, that didn’t work? Try this one!
Are you tired of having symptoms despite current treatment?
Do you continue to struggle with chronic symptoms day in and day out?
Here is a list of symptoms….
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
#1: Fatigue, tired, or sluggish?
#2: Cold feet and/or hands?
#3: Do you require excessive amounts of sleep to function?
#4: Do you gain weight easily?
#5: Do you have difficult or infrequent bowel movements?
#6: Are you depressed? Do you suffer from depression?
#7: Lack of motivation?
#8: Do you suffer from morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses?
#9: Do you suffer from thinning hair or excessive hair falling out?
#10: Do you suffer from dryness of the skin and/or scalp?
#11: Do you suffer from mental sluggishness?
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
#1: Do you suffer from heart palpitations?
#2: Do you suffer from inward trembling?
#3: Do you have an increased pulse even at rest?
#4: Are you nervous and emotional?
#5: Do you suffer from insomnia?
#6: Do you suffer from night sweats?
#7: Do you have difficulty gaining weight?
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the patient’s immune system attacks the thyroid. Patient’s that suffer from Hashimoto’s experience some or all of the above symptoms.
Let’s talk about the thyroid gland a bit…..
The thyroid “runs” our metabolism—it is the “gas pedal” of the body.
Thyroid hormones have direct effects on most organs, including the heart which beats faster and harder under the influence of increased thyroid hormones (this is why heart problems can often accompany chronic thyroid problems in women, and perhaps why heart problems are more common in women under the age of 50).
T3 is the more biologically active hormone (it’s more important for cellular function), and in fact most of T4 (80%) is converted to T3 in the body’s peripheral tissues. So T4 is just a precursor for the more active hormone, T3.
One of the problems in some thyroid disorders is that you may have trouble converting T4 to T3 in your tissues (have you been checked for this?). This can create a deficiency of T3, disrupting the body’s ability to properly regulate metabolism…leading to specific symptoms.
I am here to tell you that we may be able to help you with your symptoms related to your thyroid problem!
If you’re tired of dealing with your symptoms and you are worried about them getting worse, learn how you may be helped.