Thyroid Disorders/Hashimotos in Dacula GA
Dear Thyroid Sufferer,
My name is Dr. Natalie Lawrence, D.C. and I am a board certified chiropractor. I graduated from Life University in Marietta, Ga in 1997 and have been in private practice in Dacula, GA since 2002. I am a member of Functional Medicine University and have completed over 200 hours in post — graduate studies in functional endocrinology, blood chemistry, brain and neurotransmitters and thyroid disorders. In addition, I am currently attending the prestigious Carrick Institute here in Atlanta in pursuit of a diplomate in chiropractic neurology.
In our office, we focus on chronic and hard to treat conditions and address them through specific neuro-metabolic protocols. This unique approach has allowed me to support people with a wide variety of health concerns, including thyroid problems. I have been personally trained by and successfully utilized protocols developed by renowned thyroid expert Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, author of the Amazon.com bestseller “Why Do I Still have Thyroid Symptoms When My Labs Are Normal?” (www.thyroidbook.com). Because of my specialized training, you will find me listed as a referral doctor on Dr. Kharrazian's site www.thyroidconnections.com.
Some 20 million Americans are affected by thyroid disorders - that’s 1 in 13 people! And more than half of those people are unaware they have a thyroid problem because it frequently goes undiagnosed…until it gets severe.
According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid disorder during their lifetime. The reason why this fact may surprise you is because you’ve probably never heard it explained to you…that’s because most doctors are only vaguely familiar with thyroid disorders.
Are you tired of running from doctor to doctor only to play “Russian Roulette” with different medications? “Here try this drug, that didn’t work? Try this one!”
Are you tired of taking drugs that don’t fix the problem?
Do you continue to struggle with chronic thyroid symptoms day in and day out? Here is a list of symptoms:
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Fatigue, tired, or sluggish?
- Cold feet and/or hands?
- Do you require excessive amounts of sleep to function?
- Do you gain weight easily?
- Do you have difficult or infrequent bowel movements?
- Are you depressed? Do you suffer from depression?
- Lack of motivation?
- Do you suffer from morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses?
- Do you suffer from thinning hair or excessive hair falling out?
- Do you suffer from dryness of the skin and/or scalp?
- Do you suffer from mental sluggishness?
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Do you suffer from heart palpitations?
- Do you suffer from inward trembling?
- Do you have an increased pulse even at rest?
- Are you nervous and emotional?
- Do you suffer from insomnia?
- Do you suffer from night sweats?
- Do you have difficulty gaining weight?
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the patient’s immune system attacks the thyroid. Patient’s that suffer from Hashimoto’s experience some or all of the above symptoms.
Let’s talk about the thyroid gland a bit…..
The thyroid “runs” our metabolism—it is the “gas pedal” of the body.
Thyroid hormones have direct effects on most organs, including the heart which beats faster and harder under the influence of increased thyroid hormones (this is why heart problems can often accompany chronic thyroid problems in women, and perhaps why heart problems are more common in women under the age of 50).
T3 is the more biologically active hormone (it’s more important for cellular function), and in fact most of T4 (80%) is converted to T3 in the body’s peripheral tissues. So T4 is just a precursor for the more active hormone, T3.
One of the problems in some thyroid disorders is that you may have trouble converting T4 to T3 in your tissues (have you been checked for this?). This can create a deficiency of T3, disrupting the body’s ability to properly regulate metabolism…leading to specific symptoms.
There are some clinicians that are treating thyroid conditions with iodine. I do not recommend iodine in the treatment of thyroid conditions. According to Dr. Datis Kharriazian, author of the book, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?, using iodine to treat thyroid conditions is akin to throwing gasoline on a fire.
I am here to tell you that there is NEW HOPE!
If you’re ready to get to the root cause of your problem and start living your life again, call the office at (770) 237-5534 to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation with Dr. Lawrence. Click here to hear our patients speak about our programs.
In closing, let me leave you with this:
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
We are successful in helping patients because we use a different approach. Don't suffer another day! CALL (770) 237-5534 TODAY and schedule your FREE consultation. We'd love to see YOU in our next testimonial!
Disclaimer - The results described on this site are based on data that has been collected in short & intermediate term treatment. Your individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.
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