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Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism Can Cause Mental Fog

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Aug 02, 2021

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Did you know that mental fog can be caused by Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism?

Hashimoto's can cause a wide array of symptoms affecting the entire body.

It seems impossible that one part of our body (a gland) can cause symptoms spanning from memory loss to weak muscles.The reason the thyroid gland can make our lives so miserable is that every cell in our body has a receptor site specifically for thyroid hormone.

Whether the body is making too much or too little thyroid hormone can change how these cells function leading to these symptoms:


How Hashimoto’s May Affect Brain Function

Hashimoto’s may cause brain-based symptoms:

  • depression
  • fatigue
  • mental fog
  • loss of motivation
  • anxiety
  • memory loss
  • and tiring easily from simple tasks like reading

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Under-managed Hashimoto’s may impact our brain health for several reasons:

The brain requires sufficient thyroid hormone to function optimally. Too little thyroid hormone impacts the brain at the cellular level. Improving absorption and utilization of thyroid hormone can help normalize function. The nature of  subclinical hypothyroidism makes it difficult to diagnose using standard thyroid tests. In fact, extensive blood work is generally required. This is how some people can go for years, enduring body pain that never leaves them--all because their thyroid is actually impaired but doesn't appear to be according to standard thyroid tests.

The "hay-wired" immune system can also attack the brain.

Tamping down the immune system can slow progression or reduce severity of symptoms by helping reduce inflammation of the brain. Reducing inflammation can have wide ranging positive effects


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*Our comprehensive program evaluates and modifies the following:
  1. Nutritional Status - What vitamins and minerals are you getting, and are they being absorbed effectively?
  2. Hormonal Status - How are certain hormones like thyroid hormone levels and absorption, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone affecting the thyroid?
  3. Nervous System - How is the brain impacting the thyroid and vice-versa?
  4. Intestinal Status - Do you have a leaky gut and is it affecting the thyroid? 
  5. Immune Status - Is your body able to eliminate toxins that impact the thyroid? Are you generating enough anti-oxidants?
  6. Inflammation Status - Is your body chemistry contributing to inflammation that causes pain and fatigue?
  7. Food Sensitivities - Which foods are hurting your body and impacting the immune system?

If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you reduce the effects of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, give us a call at (586) 731-8840 to schedule an appointment.

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To see if you are a candidate for our care, call for a consultation today. Call 586-731-8840.

*Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC focuses his practice on helping patients find root causes to their chronic health challenges using the neurological aspects of chiropractic care, diet, and nutritional recommendations. Please be aware I work with patients who are already medically diagnosed with medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, who are considered to be successfully medically managed by their physician, but who still have stubborn symptoms for which there appears to be no medical answer. I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions as would a medical doctor with drugs or surgery.

For more details about the natural approach I take with my patients, take a look a the book I wrote entitled: Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. It is available in my office or at Amazon and many other book outlets.

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