Take this test to help determine the state of your thyroid function. Answer 0 (never or seldom), 1 (infrequently or sometimes), 2 (frequently), 3 (all or most of the time

THYROID

Thinning of the outer third of the eyebrows  0, 1, 2, 3
Tired and sluggish most of the time  0, 1, 2, 3
Cold all over especially hands and feet   0, 1, 2, 3
Require excessive sleep to function  0, 1, 2, 3
Mental sluggishness   0, 1, 2, 3
Dryness of skin or scalp   0, 1, 2, 3
Thinning of facial or genital hair  0, 1, 2, 3
Excessive hair falling out    0, 1, 2, 3
Depression, no motivation  0, 1, 2, 3
Difficult, infrequent bowel movements   0, 1, 2, 3
Morning headaches that wear off later  0, 1, 2, 3
Weight gain even on low calorie diets  0,1, 2, 3

If you answered mostly 2’s and 3’s, it is probable that your thyroid is not functioning properly.

PITUITARY

Inward trembling   0, 1, 2, 3
Heart palpatations  0, 1, 2, 3
Night sweats  0, 1, 2, 3
Increased pulse even at rest  0, 1, 2, 3
Nervous and emotional  0, 1, 2, 3
Insomnia  0, 1, 2, 3
Difficulty gaining weight  0, 1, 2, 3

If you answered mostly 2’s and 3’s, it is probable that you have: (1) a pituitary problem (2) a primary pituitary problem with secondary thyroid symptoms (3) an autoimmune problem. With thyroid issues, it is imperative to perform a blood panel (including anti-body testing) to determine  which of the above three it is. Note: 90% of thyroid sufferers today have autoimmunity (mostly Hashimoto’s Disease). In functional medicine, we believe strongly that the way to treat autoimmune thyroid, as opposed to regular hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, is as different as night and day. If you are suffering from thyroid symptoms, we would like to help with drug free treatments whenever possible.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

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