THYROID DISORDERS, HYPOTHYROIDISM, HYPERTHYROIDISM
Symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
include: fatigue, weakness, cold hands and feet,
low body temperature, dry sparse hair, dry skin,
weight gain despite loss of appetite, poor memory,
low sex drive, slow pulse, low blood pressure,
and menstrual irregularities, to name a few. Symptoms
of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) include:
weight loss, increased appetite, restlessness,
nervousness, irritability, overactivity, increased
heart rate, heart palpitations, increased sweating,
tremors, shakiness, double vision, and protrusion
IUCCA UPPER CERVICAL CARE RELATES TO THYROID DISEASE
Evidence supports that certain cases of thyroid
disorders result from the malfunction of nerves
in the brain and spinal cord that control the
thyroid's production of thyroid hormone. Whether
too little or too much thyroid hormone is produced,
the abnormal level can be due to a malfunction
between the brain, pituitary, spinal cord, and
thyroid, and can be head/neck trauma-induced.1-24
purpose of IUCCA upper cervical care is to reverse
the trauma-induced neck injury; thereby reducing
irritation to the injured nerves that supply the
thyroid. While many thyroid disease sufferers
recall specific traumas
such as head injuries, auto accidents or falls
that preceded the onset of their symptoms, some
do not. An upper cervical examination utilizing
Radiography and Digital
Infrared Imaging is
necessary in each individual's case to assess
whether an upper cervical injury is present and
whether benefit from IUCCA upper cervical care
can be achieved.
Disorders Case Studies (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism)
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