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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson's Chronic Condition Natural Treatment Blog

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!

From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....

Why Low Adrenal Function Can Mimic Hypothyroid Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

If you are like the many patients who visit a doctor, your chief complaint is fatigue and/or weight gain. Learn how you can regain your zest and improve your overall health and feel younger in the process!

I know in my practice, fatigue is often on of the most common health complaints. Of course fatigue is also one of the main symptoms of hypthyroidism as well. Having low energy robs you of your zest for living and you end up not participating in your once favorite activities. You feel like you are getting old. You don't need to accept this low energy as your new reality.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, fatigue, brain fog, depression, Adrenal, Anxiety, adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia, hypoadrenia

Why Tyrosine Can Ruin Your Chances With Hypothyroid Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, May 17, 2013

If you are like the dozens of patients who come to see me for help with their stubborn health challenges, you are frustrated beyond belief. Many have low thyroid symptoms even though they are being medically managed with thyroid replacment hormones. Unfortunately this one size fits all approach to dealing with hypothyroidism often falls short, leaving you to continue searching for treatment that can restore your zest for living.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, autoimmune thyroid, Tyrosine, Adrenal Catecholamines

Three Lesser Known Causes of Hypothyroidism

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Apr 25, 2013

What do you do when you have symptoms of hypothyroidism, but your doctor says your thyroid levels are normal? You may have one of three lesser known causes of this frustrating condition.

If you are like many of the patients who I work with to track down the elusive culprit, your many symptoms are often treated with medications. Some of the most common hypothyroid symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Coarse, dry hair
  • Dry, rough pale skin
  • Thinning hair on scalp/hair loss
  • Loss of body hair
  • Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
  • Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
  • High Cholesterol
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles/Heavy period
  • Infertility
  • Decreased libido

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, hypothyroid symptoms, anemia, TBG, Prolactin

Hashimoto's: Is It a Thyroid Problem or An Immune Problem?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Apr 06, 2013

Hashimoto's was the first disease recognized as an autoimmune disease. It was first described by the Japanese specialist Hakaru Hashimoto in Germany in 1912. Hashimoto's is also known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or HT. In this autoimmune disorder the body produces an antibody that attacks the thyroid gland resulting in inflammation, and often decreased thyroid function (hypothyroidism).

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid symptoms, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia, thyroid

Why Insomnia Plagues Hashimoto's and Other Autoimmune Illness

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Mar 06, 2013

Insomnia is a common complaint with the patients I see who have health challenges such as fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism symptoms, peripheral neuropathy and vertigo.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, fibromyalgia, vertigo, Insomnia

Not Knowing If You Have Autoimmune Thyroid is Harmful To Your Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I have revealed the fact that the number-one cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune thyroid [1]. Based on the number of medically managed hypothyroid patients who have sought my care for their numerous persistant health challenges, thyroid hormone replacement alone does not address the underlying cause of Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroid). Too many patients who only utilize thyroid hormone replacement therapy may never feel the way they truly desire. It's a shame and that's why I am dedicated to helping patient's with autoimmune thyroid improve their health with my unique blend of natural methods.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, T4, T3, Immune System, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab

Do You Have Autoimmune Thyroid Or Other Autoimmune Dysfunction?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Dec 09, 2012

Previously on this blog I explained the number one cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is an autoimmune thyroid condition. I also explained some of the mechanics about how the immune system becomes unbalanced and attacks the thyroid or other body parts. Further explanation is warranted. Far too many people are suffering with afflictions and they need help. Perhaps this article will help them find answers.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, T4, Immune System, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab

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