Common Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns

Conditions We Help

Below are just some of the health issues that we address at Discover Wellness, founded by Ky Carlson, in Pearland TX


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by pervasive inattention and/or hyperactivity with impulsivity. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 4.4 million youth, ages 4-17, have been diagnosed with ADHD and, as of 2006, some 5 million youth, ages 4-17, are currently receiving medication for the disorder. ADHD is diagnosed approximately three times more often in boys than in girls.

Adrenal Fatigue

Under-active adrenal glands are evident in about two-thirds of CFS clients. They have literally burned their stress-coping organ out. Amid years of poor sleep, unrelenting fatigue, chronic pain, excessive stimulants, poor diet, and relying on a plethora of prescription medications, the adrenal glands and the hormones they release have been used up. Once adrenal exhaustion sets in, it’s not long before the body begins to break down. Getting “stressed out” and staying “stressed out” is the beginning of chronic illness.


Most clients think of allergies only affecting the eyes (dry or red eyes), nose (hayfever, runny or congested) or skin (hives or rashes). However any part of the body may be affected by allergies including the lungs, stomach, and brain. Allergies can initiate or contribute to headaches, sinusitis, asthma, hives, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, digestive disorders, anxiety, depression, fatigue, joint pain, autoimmune arthritis, muscle pain, and a host of other symptoms.

Anxiety & Depression

In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from depression. Major depression is the leading cause of disability. The indirect and direct costs of mood disorder illnesses totals over 43 billion dollars a year. Depression and related mood disorders ranks behind high blood pressure as the most common reason people visit their doctors. Anyone who has suffered with a mood disorder knows first hand just how painful these illnesses can be.

Arthritis & Pain

Trauma, infection, ischemia (reduced blood flow), toxins, poisons, and normal wear and tear cause damage and destruction to cells. This damage then triggers an orderly inflammatory response by the body’s self-regulating mechanisms.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and may be worsened by physical, emotional or mental stress. Clients report various nonspecific symptoms, including weakness, chemical sensitivities, allergies, poor immune function, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, insomnia, and post-exertional fatigue lasting more than 24 hours. In some cases, CFS can persist for years. The cause, or causes, of CFS have not been identified and no specific diagnostic tests are available. Moreover, since many illnesses have incapacitating fatigue as a symptom, care must be taken to exclude other known and often treatable conditions before a diagnosis of CFS is made.

Chronic Sinus Problems

Chronic sinus infections may be the result of bacterial or fungal infections. Sinus infections are usually treated with antibiotics and steroids. However, antibiotics will only make fungal sinus infections worse. You may find relief from chronic nasal congestion and infections from using a specialized nasal rinse program.


Unlike type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease that shuts down your body’s insulin production, type 2 diabetes is directly caused by lifestyle. Whereas type 1 diabetics need to inject insulin several times a day to stay alive, type 2 diabetics do NOT need drugs. In fact, taking drugs for type 2 diabetes can be far worse than the disease itself!

Digestion & G.I.

Many who complain of GI problems are deficient in digestive enzymes. A deficiency in these enzymes prevents the body from breaking down and sufficiently absorbing food. Most digestion and absorption takes place in the small intestine and is regulated by pancreatic enzymes (digestive) and bile. The pancreas aids in digestion by releasing proteolytic enzymes, which help break down proteins into amino acids.


“We understand.” For most of the world, it’s a common little phrase. But for people who have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome (or both), it’s amazingly powerful, not to mention rare. Because you have an illness that’s hard to “prove,” loved ones may secretly convict you of hypochondria or laziness. You may be told “it’s all in your head.” You may be urged to exercise or lose weight or take antidepressants.

Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease kills almost one million Americans each year. This number accounts for 41 percent of all deaths in the United States. In fact, cardiovascular disease claims more lives than the next eight leading causes of death combined, including cancer, accidents, and AIDS. And, despite an aggressive campaign launched by the American Heart Association to counter the epidemic of heart disease, one person dies every 33 seconds.


Hypoglycemia is a complex set of symptoms caused by faulty carbohydrate metabolism. It’s also synonymous with low blood sugar. Normally, the body maintains blood sugar levels within a narrow range through the coordinated effort of several glands and their hormones. If these hormones, especially glucagon (from glucose) and insulin (produced in the pancreas), are thrown out of balance, hypoglycemia or type-2 diabetes can result.


It’s estimated that 1% of the population is suffering from hypothyroidism. This number is widely disputed. Many scientists, researchers and physicians believe as many as 40% of the population has hypothyroidism. Every cell in the body depends on having enough thyroid hormone. If your thyroid gland becomes dysfunctional, every cell in the body suffers. This is why thyroid disorders can cause so many problems.

Intestinal Permeability

Intestinal permeability occurs when the lining of the digestive tract becomes permeable (leaky) to toxins that cause chronic inflammation. Intestinal permeability allows toxins to leak out of the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. This triggers an autoimmune reaction that can create pain and inflammation in any of the body’s tissues. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, caffeine, alcohol, and other prescription and nonprescription drugs renders the intestinal mucosa permeable to toxins and undigested food particles.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Some experts report that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 10% of the general population. Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by a group of symptoms in which abdominal pain or discomfort is associated with a change in bowel pattern, such as loose or more frequent bowel movements or diarrhea, and/or hard or less frequent bowel movements or constipation. Gender plays a clear role as more than 80 percent of IBS patients are women between 20 and 55 years old.


It’s estimated that between 1 and 3 women, and 1 in 12 men over the age 50 worldwide, suffer from the bone weakening disease known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis occurs when there is an imbalance between bone reabsorption (osteoclast cells) and bone formation (osteoblast cells).

Sleep Disorders

Poor sleep has been linked to a number of health conditions including mood disorders, fibromyalgia, obesity, chronic fatigue, headaches, increased pain, and reduced mental acuity. Between 50 million and 70 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep disorders, which cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars every year in medical expenses, lost productivity, accidents, and other costs. There are more than 70 different sleep disorders that are generally classified into one of three categories; lack of sleep (insomnia), disturbed sleep (obstructive sleep apnea), and excessive sleep (narcolepsy).

Stomach Ulcers

Ulcers are sores on the lining of your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (the first part of the intestines) and intestines. Most ulcers are located in the duodenum. These ulcers are called duodenal ulcers. Ulcers located in the stomach are called gastric ulcers. Ulcers in the esophagus are called esophageal ulcers. A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine.

Yeast Overgrowth

Candida albicans is a particular form of yeast found living in the intestinal tracts of most individuals. Yeasts cohabitate in a symbiotic relationship with over 400 healthy intestinal bacteria. These bacteria help produce short-chain fatty acids, vitamin K, biotin, vitamin B12, thiamin, and riboflavin. These bacteria also keep the yeast that inhabit our intestinal tract in check. When these good bacteria die (from antibiotics) or are suppressed (by prescription steroids), the yeasts are allowed to grow to unhealthy levels, causing dysbiosis. Yeast overgrowth is similar to food allergies in that there are a plethora of associated symptoms. This can lead to skepticism in many doctors; the symptoms are tough to define. Candidiasis commonly infects the ears, nose, and urinary and intestinal tracts.


Posted on

August 13, 2015

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