Your thyroid gland is located in your neck and produces hormones that affect cells, organs, and tissues in your body. It controls biological processes like hormone balance, protein production, energy levels, and metabolism. To promote thyroid health, we offer all-natural chiropractic care and nutritional IV therapy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hypothyroidism, or low functioning thyroid, occurs with symptoms like unexplained weight gain, poor concentration, depression, and chronic fatigue. Factors like taking certain prescription medications, a misalignment of the spine, or removal of the gland can lead to this condition.
Hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid, also causes a range of health problems, such as rapid heart rate, tremors, anxiety, overactive bowels, sweating, or restlessness.
The symptoms include:
- Intolerance to cold
- Muscle aches and cramps
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Poor appetite
- Goiter (enlarged gland)
- Dry, rough skin
- Coarse hair or hair loss
- Eye and face swelling
- Enlarged tongue
- Irregular or heavy menstrual periods
- Memory loss
- Slowed thinking and mental activity
- Increased blood cholesterol levels
Causes of Thyroid Problems
Thyroid problems may be caused by:
- Iodine deficiency
- Autoimmune diseases
- Hyper- or hypothyroidism
- Inflammation of the gland caused by a virus or bacteria
- Nodules, or non-cancerous lumps, inside the gland
- Cancerous tumors on the gland
- Medical treatments, including radiation therapy
- Genetic disorders
Various vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients play vital roles in metabolism and health. Deficiencies in these nutrients can create imbalances. Functional medicine, which includes nutritional counseling, can also help with thyroid issues. Supplementation of calcium, magnesium, and iodine supports proper functioning. You also want to be sure you get enough of all the B vitamins and vitamin C, which we offer in the form of IV infusions.
If you are experiencing symptoms of thyroid problems, come visit us to learn more about how we can help you with your thyroid in Tulsa, Sapulpa, or any nearby city in Oklahoma. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation (918) 224-0546.