Thyroid Treatments

Recalled Thyroid Medications Cause Concern

Recalled Thyroid Medications Cause Concern

Recalled thyroid medications are in the news. Concerns about the quality of the medications from China are in question and have been recalled. Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC has instructed wholesalers to stop distributing specific products labeled  “Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP),” according to an August 9 release. Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones contained in the thyroid tablets. The recall follows a…

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Non-Dairy Milks-Are They A Healthy Choice?

I am on vacation so the next three posts are going to be reposts of the most popular and most read information I have shared in the last few months: Non-dairy milks are the rage now days, but are they the healthiest choice? I will be the first to admit I don’t drink non-dairy milk;…

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The Most Important Lab Tests for Thyroid Disease

The Most Important Lab Tests for Thyroid Disease

The most important lab tests for thyroid disease are wide ranging and cover several functions in your body. For many who are dealing with thyroid disease, the only thyroid test done by your doctor is a TSH , which measures the thyroid hormone in your blood. However, that tells a doctor very little about your…

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Do Medications Increase Thyroid Problems

Do Medications Increase Thyroid Problems

Do Medications Increase Thyroid Problems? Are there medications that cause you to develop thyroid disease or is it that those medications interfere with the thyroid medication? It may surprise you to know that there is a long list of medications that can alter thyroid function, interfere with thyroid tests or even interfere with your thyroid…

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Hormone Optimization Therapy Doctor Faces Suspended License

Hormone Optimization Therapy Doctor Faces Suspended License

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…

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Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and drugs are a rising concern. As the number of chronic diseases our children face rises, so does the number of medications our children take to manage those diseases. Along with those increases in the medications they take comes the danger of adverse interactions with certain foods. In this article by Blerina Mukallari, she…

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Laughter: It Really Is the Best Medicine

Laughter: It Really Is the Best Medicine

Laughter is can be considered a drug of choice. We have heard many times that laughter is the best medicine. But, how true is that? If you think about it, how many times have you been out with friends: you have a great time, laughing, telling stories about things happening in your life, sharing what…

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Is There A Women’s Healthcare Crisis

Is There A Women's Healthcare Crisis

A women’s healthcare crisis is coming up in conversations again, by crisis I mean the fact that many women recieve inferior healthcare as oposed to men. This crisis has resurfaced in part due to the #MeToo movement but also due to the rise in autoimmune diseases. Today, I am sharing a review by Parul Sehgal…

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