Managing Thyroid Problems

Many people don’t realize the significant that the thyroid plays in your health.
If mismanaged or not treated properly it can lead to serious complications.

Dr. Joshua Redd, Chiropractic Physician & Endocrine Specialist talks about
how to manage a Thyroid problem.

· According to The Rotterdam Study published in the Annals of Internal
Medicine, “Older women with subclinical hypothyroidism were almost
as likely as women without this condition to have blockages in the aorta.
They were also twice as likely to have had heart attacks.”

· The latest poll suggests that 63.1% of Americans are either overweight
or obese.
Thyroid dysfunction often leads to obesity, which in turn
diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol.

· Pregnant women – low thyroid levels can cause babies with mental
retardation. Hypothyroidism in pregnant women can also cause
miscarriages, preeclampsia, or preterm delivery.

· Some studies show that up to 50% of depression is caused by an
undiagnosed thyroid condition.
Thyroid problems can lead to serious
depression and ongoing mental illness.

· Hypothyroidism can cause Hashimoto’s encephalopathy which attacks
neurons in the brain possibly leading to confusion, psychosis, coma,
seizures, dementia, and speech difficulties.
These conditions are life threatening – in fact, several are the leading cause
of death in this country today.

· Obesity is rampant in this country today and it will shorten your life,
one way or the other, because being obese leads to so many other serious
medical conditions. When obesity is caused by the thyroid you may not eat
that much, but still gain weight. Researchers claim that more than
people die every year from obesity and that number is growing.

· Diabetes, a chronic illness which is difficult to control, can be caused
by hypothyroidism. Diabetes never gets better. In the United States,
approximately 190,000 die from diabetes/diabetes-related illnesses each

· Heart disease is an umbrella term related to several diseases affecting
the heart and is the leading cause of death in this country, from heart disease
stemming from high blood pressure to valvular heart disease and just
general heart failure, this is a very serious condition. Statistics show that
250,000 die every year in this country from heart attacks.

Depression and mental illness are at a record high today. You may not have
ever thought about depression being life threatening, but it kills people every
day. Approximately 58 million people in the United States live with

For more information, you can contact Dr. Joshua Redd, Chiropractic
Physician (Endocrine and Blood Chemistry Specialist) at 801-446-2822 or
online at

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