Why T3 Lab Tests Are Crucial

Lab Tests

T3 lab tests are crucial to understanding how your body is using thyroid hormone. The measurement of free T3 is telling you how much free and active thyroid hormone your body as available to work with. The TSH is a proxy marker for how well the pituitary is functioning but it does NOT tell you how…

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Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism is controversial at best, and treatment can be subject to many interpretations. Depending on the doctor, they may or may not see treating subclinical hypothyroidism as necessary. They can have very different views of hypothyroidism. Subclinical hypothyroidism is considered to be mild when the TSH levels are between 4.0 and 10.0 mIU/l. …

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Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk for Endocrine Diseases

Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk for Endocrine Diseases

Cancer survivors have a higher risk for endocrine diseases according to a Danish population-based study. Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors — defined as those who had a cancer diagnosis when aged 15 to 39 years — differ from younger and older patients with cancer in terms of biology, epidemiology and clinical outcomes. This population also is…

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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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Massachusetts State Senate Bans Flame Retardants

Massachusetts State Senate Bans Flame Retardants

Massachusetts state senate passed a bill last Thursday to ban 11 toxic flame retardants from children’s products, bedding, and residential upholstered furniture sold or manufactured in the Commonwealth. Since 1975, manufacturers have added chemical flame retardants to a wide array of household items. Flame retardants are commonly found in products with polyurethane foam, such as sofas,…

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New Thyroid Study Calls for Health Minister To Step Down

New Thyroid Study Calls for Health Minister To Step Down

A new thyroid study done in France has led to people calling for the health minister to step down. The new formula of Levothyrox, the primary treatment for people suffering from under-active thyroid problems and cancers, was released in February 2017 by manufacturing laboratory Merck. Soon after, reports began to emerge that the new drug was not working, with…

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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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Hot Flashes: 8 Causes For Concern

Hot Flashes: 8 Causes For Concern

Hot flashes are extremely uncomfortable; add in the fact that it now summer and that uncomfortable factor increases ten-fold. Now, the first thing that comes to mind is menopause. However, that is not the only condition that can lead to those nasty spikes in body temperature. If you are one of those who suffer with…

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The Rising Suicide Trend Among Women

The Rising Suicide Trend Among Women

The rising suicide trend among women is spot-lighting the serious increase in the number of women who suffer from mental illness. Kate Spade’s death highlights a worrisome trend in the United States: Women are dying by suicide at an increased rate. From 1999 to 2016, there was almost a 128 percent increase in death by suicide in women…

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Heart Disease Risk For Men Increased After Thyroid Cancer

Heart Disease Risk For Men Increased After Thyroid Cancer

Heart disease risk for men increases after thyroid cancer diagnosis according to a new study. “Thyroid cancer survivors are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease,” Mia Hashibe, PhD, of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, said in a press release. “Our study found that male thyroid cancer survivors have an almost 50% higher risk of developing…

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