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Patient Spotlight

Lyndsay Carder:

Do What You Can as You Are Able

March 8, 2019
8 min read
Patient
Lyndsay Carder has a talent for making things beautiful.
After nearly a decade of battling a variety of health issues that culminated in a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s disease, a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, Lyndsay has found some balance between family and her need for creative expression. A mom of three, Lyndsay is also a freelance graphic designer and a beauty consultant for Younique, where she can virtually impact and inspire other women with makeup looks and tutorials.
“Because of my autoimmune issues, I sometimes have a really hard time feeling like a normal person. [Younique] helps make me feel beautiful and confident and enables me to socialize online when I otherwise can’t due to my health,” explained Lyndsay. “It helps me feel like I am doing something for me as well as helping other women.”
Nine years ago, Lyndsay started experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that resulted in a diagnosis of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). For years her focus was managing the GI symptoms, and because SIBO typically prevents the proper absorption of vitamins and iron, Lyndsay had her first experience with vitamin infusions.
A few years later, Lyndsay’s symptoms worsened and eventually lead to the Hashimoto’s diagnosis. Due to her alarmingly low ferritin levels, a blood cell protein that contains iron, Lyndsay’s physician instructed her to start a specific iron infusion, Venofer, to raise her ferritin. After a month of receiving the iron infusions at the hospital, Lyndsay sought more cost-effective care and found Wasatch Infusion in Utah.
Wasatch Infusion is a growing medical practice that serves infusion patients across western Utah and eastern Nevada regions with low-cost infusion services in a safe and comfortable environment
“Wasatch is truly the day spa of infusion centers,” gushed Lyndsay. “I have very tricky veins, and it usually takes techs at other places just as long to find my vein as the actual infusion, which can be really stressful.”

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