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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…

Chiropractic: Exercise Best Medicine For Back Injuries




El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez looks at exercise as treatment for back injuries.

Since 1992 Opioid Prescriptions Rose From 112 Million To More Than 249 Million As Of 2015


In 2004, there were enough written opioid prescriptions to ensure every American could have their own bottle. According to studies, a written prescription of a pain-killer should not be used for a back related injury; but rather, exercise is the most effective tool for recovery.



The First & Foremost Way To Heal & Prevent Further Injury To The Back Is By Simply Moving Around


Vidan Family Chiropractic explains that “what made the body-heals the body.” They suggest exercise such as walking, stretching and yoga instead of requesting an opioid prescription.



Dr. Alex Vidan from Vidan Family Chiropractic joins us more information on the excessive use and prescription of opioids for injuries.

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