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Environmental Factors Behind Thyroid Disease | Wellness Clinic

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It's in charge of releasing essential thyroid hormones which control the body's metabolism, the way the body uses energy. The thyroid gland's hormones regulate vital body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, body temperature and more.

What causes autoimmune thyroid disease?
As essential as the thyroid gland is, however, the body's own immune system can sometimes malfunction and attack this important endocrine organ, ultimately affecting its function. Autoimmune thyroid diseases, like Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Graves' disease, have been on the rise in the United States. While the diagnosis of thyroid disease has increased, many doctors still don't know the cause of the issue, but these have been linked to several factors.

Environmental Factors for AITD
A number of environmental factors have been associated with the development an…

Say Goodbye To Neck Pain!



El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez looks at stretches for neck pain.

Your neck is one of the hardest working parts of your body. It is serves us well as a source of strength and balance. When it’s out of whack, your neck can be a source of unending distress.  Let’s face it…today’s use of technology has our necks being put to use in ways it was never intended.  Did you know that looking down at your phone can sometimes exert as much pressure as the equivalent of a 40lb weight?

Unfortunately for the vast majority of people, neck pain will affect them at some point in their lives. Women are more prone to neck pain but men definitely have their fair share as well.

One Of The Reasons Our Necks Pay A Price… We Sit A Lot

Whether it is at home in front of the TV or electronics or at work in front of the computer, our necks get a work out! Distresses on the neck are felt in many ways, including but not limited to: low back pain, severe headache, migraines, or even facial aching and tenderness.

What are some of the gentle ways you can give your neck a break? Good question, we are glad you asked! Thankfully, stretching our neck muscles regularly is easy to do and it can help relieve and prevent neck pain.

Read more: http://paininjuryrelief.com/get-ahead-of-your-neck-pain/#ixzz4Q3iGAMqs

The Graphic Below Shows Some Easy Stretches To Help:



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