Systemic Disorders Chandler

Systemic Disorders

We diagnose and treat systemic conditions such as endocrine and metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and Fibromyalgia.

Anemia

Anemia: a condition in which a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to their tissues. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause, but the most common cause is loss of blood. Anemia can also be a sign of another medical condition, with its effects being temporary or long-term. 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a long-term state of physical or medical exhaustion that cannot be explained by an underlying medical condition. Although it can worsen with physical or mental activity, it does not seem to improve with increased rest. It is believed to be triggered by a combination of factors ranging from psychological stress to viral infections.

External Resource: CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It is believed that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals. Its causes are unknown, but it is believed that genetics, infections, or physical or mental trauma may be factors. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms.

External Resource: CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program

Hypertension

Hypertension: also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. The force of the pressure against the walls of the arteries may be enough to cause heart problems due to the strain. It is also a major risk factor for stroke, aneurysms of the arteries, peripheral artery disease, and chronic kidney disease.

External Resource: American Society of Hypertension

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism: also known as an overactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate the body’s metabolism significantly, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability.

Thyroid

External Resource: American Thyroid Association

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism: also known as an underactive thyroid, is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It can cause a number of symptoms, such as tiredness, poor ability to tolerate cold, and weight gain.

Thyroid

External Resource: American Thyroid Association

Nausea & Vomiting

Nausea: a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach, with an involuntary urge to vomit. It often, but not always, precedes vomiting. It is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes, such as motion sickness, dizziness, migraine, fainting, gastroenteritis, or food poisoning. It can also be a side effect of medications or due to morning sickness in pregnancy. 

Orthostatic Hypotension

Orthostatic Hypotension: also known as a head rush, dizzy spell, or postural hypotension, is a form of low blood pressure in which a person’s blood pressure suddenly falls when standing up or stretching. It is caused by blood pooling in the lower extremities upon a change in body position. It often lasts only a few seconds and is a common condition.