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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 Thyroid - Why Standard Medical Management is Not Enough

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria

P Caturegli   1 A De Remigis   2 N R Rose   3   PMID: 24434360 DOI:  10.1016/j.autrev.2014.01.007
 
Abstract
Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT),  now considered the most common autoimmune disease , was described over a century ago as a pronounced lymphoid goiter affecting predominantly women.
 
In addition to this classic form, several other clinico-pathologic entities are now included under the term HT: fibrous variant, IgG4-related variant, juvenile form, Hashitoxicosis, and painless thyroiditis (sporadic or post-partum).
 
All forms are characterized pathologically by the infiltration of hematopoietic mononuclear cells, mainly lymphocytes, in the interstitium among the thyroid follicles, although specific features can be recognized in each variant.
 
Thyroid cells undergo atrophy or transform into a bolder type of follicular cell rich in mitochondria called Hürthle cell.
 
Most HT forms ultimately evolve into  hypothyroidism , although at presentation patients can be  euthyroid  or even  hyperthyroid .
 
The diagnosis of HT relies on the demonstration of circulating antibodies to thyroid antigens (mainly thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin) and reduced echogenicity on thyroid sonogram in a patient with proper clinical features.
 
The treatment remains symptomatic and based on the administration of synthetic thyroid hormones to correct the hypothyroidism as needed.
 
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The Knowledge Base on Autoimmune Thyroid is Expanding

This article reflects that our knowledge of autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroid has grown significantly.
 
What this article reveals, however, is that the standard treatment has not progressed beyond thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
 
At Johnson Health and Wellness Center, each Hashimoto's patient is given a comprehensive, unique plan designed to specifically meet the individual's needs. We go beyond standard care.
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Topics: thyroid treatment, Hashimoto's, thyroid, Brain Health, thyoid disease, Gut Health

Are Your Adrenals Sabotaging Your Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Those of us with Hashimoto's (or other forms of thyroid disorders) often blame our thyroid for the many signs and symptoms we experience.

Hair loss? Thyroid!

Weight gain? THYROID!

Fatigue? It's gotta be the thyroid!

Treating hypothyroidism without treating the adrenals is one of the biggest reasons people continue to feel exhausted despite receiving treatment with thyroid hormones.

Patients may initially report feeling more energetic after starting thyroid hormones, but this is usually followed by feeling worse and worse until they are right back to where they were before they started the thyroid medications. They will go back to their physicians to check blood work and will be told that everything is normal. 

AdobeStock_Woman_Thyroid-1200.jpegThe patient begins to feel crazy … but that’s when another layer of what is broken in Hashimoto’s becomes unraveled. Many symptoms of hypothyroidism actually overlap with symptoms of underactive adrenals, however, physicians don’t routinely check adrenal function in those with Hashimoto’s.

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Topics: Hashimoto's, thyroid, stress, adrenal gland, adrenal fatigue, Stress Control

An Antibiotic That is Worrisome for Thyroid Patients

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

When it comes to life-threatening infections, antibiotics have been a GodSend, however for minor infections the following antibiotics are troublesome and are known to cause some nasty side effects.

The antibiotic family I am referring to are fluoroquinolones. You may also see it referred to as quinolones. The following make up the quinolones:

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, fluoroquinolones, quinolones

The Connection Between Your Auto Accident And Thyroid Problems

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Oct 24, 2013

In the immediate and distant aftermath of an auto accident, you might find your quality of life compromised by a series of physical ailments whose symptoms are intense and somewhat debilitating but whose precise underlying causes are mysterious.

Getting at the heart of your ailments seems the more impossible, since your recurring discomfort occurs throughout your body, especially in your neck/head region. Also, your moments of acute pain come and go randomly or remain with you constantly, a muted unease that flares intermittently. Occasionally, you find yourself inexplicably bedridden and/or lethargic, irritable and throbbing.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, chronic pain, thyroid, fatigue, neck pain, motor vehicle collision

Thyroid Poisons That Can Derail Your Wellness Efforts

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Oct 17, 2013

You've researched your symptoms and came to the conclusion you have low thyroid symptoms.

You even consulted your medical practitioner and he or she concurred and prescribed thyroid hormone replacement therapy. You were hopeful to finally regain your energy and your drive. The medication was supposed to help you with the brain fog, body aches, neck pain or migraines. Unfortunatley, these and other symptoms were with you more often that you cared to admit over the last few years.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, migraine, neck pain, obesogen, headaches

Causes of Migraine Headaches and What To Do About Them

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Sep 25, 2013

Close to 15% of the global population will experience migraines at some time or another. Despite decades of empirical and anecdotal evidence, studies and research, the exact causes of migraines are still unknown. Sufferers, or migrainers, are advised to avoid migraine triggers; those that are well documented. Other research suggests links between environment, genetics, diet, and hypothyroidism. Associated conditions and symptoms with one or all of the above include depression, anxiety and recurring/constant neck pain.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, gluten, thyroid, chiropractic, migraine, neck pain, NAET, headache, AcuGraph

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

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