Endocrine Disorders Are Prevalent and Under-treated
The endocrine system is vital to the normal functions of the human body because it produces and controls hormones. Without hormones the human body would not be able to produce HGH, which allows a child to grow. As important as the endocrine system is, most people don’t have any idea about what it is or why it is vital to their very existence. Our chiropractors at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks recognize there is a greater need for people to gain a better understanding in regard to the role their endocrine system plays. Our doctors have used specialized chiropractic treatments to help many of our patients relieve symptoms associated with endocrine disorders.
The endocrine system relies on hormones to transmit chemical messages through the bloodstream and throughout the body. There are 10 glands in the human body that are responsible for producing hormones. It is normal for the body to discrete 15 or more vital hormones during a 24-hour period to regulate the functions of the body. Some functions controlled by the hormones produced by the endocrine system include but are not limited to the following: metabolism control, the stabilization and maintenance of body temperature, the regeneration of cells, sexual reproduction and the development and regulation of psychological functions.
Hormone Dysfunction Has Massive Consequences
Hormonal imbalances are serious and can do a great deal of harm to a person’s psychological and physical state. In the case of hyperthyroidism, the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone and people describe feelings of being spastic or hyperactive. Too much thyroid can speed up the metabolism to the point the heart rate is consistently in a state of tachycardia which could lead to a heart attack. Other chronic conditions related to the endocrine system include hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s Disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, growth hormone deficiency, obesity, diabetes, low testosterone levels, heart disease, osteoporosis, Cushing ’s syndrome, and adrenal disorders.
How a Chiropractor Helps Endocrine Disorders
Chiropractic treatments have been proven to effectively manage many of the side effects and symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Chiropractors have helped people with hormonal imbalances improve their mobility issues and alleviate back pain, neck pain, and muscle aches. Chiropractic treatments also benefit patients because restores their bodies to a natural state, by straightening and relieving stress in the spinal column. Our chiropractors are trained to evaluate and determine the hormonal states of our patients. If it is determined a patient has an imbalance our doctors are qualified to counsel and treat our patients using natural and non-invasive treatment modalities to regulate hormone levels.
Evaluate Your Health
If you experience fatigue, muscle aches, muscle weakness, mood disorders, depression, frequent constipation, edema, unexplained weight loss or any other symptom of a hormone imbalance, you need to have it evaluated. Our chiropractors here at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks, stress the fact that your endocrine disorder will not go away on its own. A lack of treatment can lead to dire circumstances and, in the case of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, cause death. Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to your health. Call our office at 805-468-4437 to schedule your appointment today.