A hormone optimization therapy doctor faces a suspended license for practicing hormone medicine. This is the practice of giving thyroid and testosterone to people with normal levels of both, to make them feel better, but the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure states this practice violates acceptable and prevailing standards of medicine. The agency says the practice is not taught in medical schools or recognized as a specialty, nor are there guidelines for it.
But Dr. Bates and other hormone optimization advocates say there is a wide gap between the lower and upper limits of what is considered normal, so that even if someone is within that range, it doesn’t mean they feel optimal. All of us who deal with thyroid disease know how true that statement is!
You can read the full report by Andrew Wolfson here:
This story is about the unfortunate eight-game suspension of a hockey player for taking a banned substance he was using to manage a weight issue caused by a poorly functioning thyroid gland.
This story was reported by the Canadian Press.
This story from the the Daily Star highlights the chronic condition of Vitiligo. Unfortunately, people with vitiligo have an increased risk of developing certain diseases, such as hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid), hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) and type 1 diabetes. Also, people with these conditions are at greater risk of developing vitiligo.
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