Scar free thyroid surgery is now available at a few medical centers in the U.S. The procedure was developed in Thailand 2014 and since 2016 has been performed here. The patients that have had the surgery have reported minimal pain and discomfort. Although lack of scarring is the main benefit of this type of surgery, reduced risk of nerve damage and less pain are also benefits from this type of surgery.
Many thyroid surgery patients are thrilled this no-scar surgery is now an option!
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Opiods have been in the news lately, a lot! The reports of addiction are everywhere. Now, pain medication has been around since the 50’s when codeine was the common pain medication prescribed. Back then people were concerned that codeine would cause addiction. However, driven by the advertising of the pharmaceutical companies, controlling pain has become something to control at all cost.
With overdose deaths on the rise, that may be changing. In a new study, a group of researchers at the University of Michigan found that when people undergoing surgery were educated about non-opioid pain relief options, more than half of them used no prescription opioids after their procedures.
In this article by Shawn Radcliffe, she shares the options offered for pain management and how knowledge of what to expect after a surgery has helped decrease the use of opiods. Hopefully, this will help reduce the addictions and deaths from this dangerous drug!
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As most of you know, having thyroid issues brings a whole unique set of issues on it’s own including fatigue and weight gain. Dawn Sylvester lived with undiagnosed thyroid problems for years that left her over-weight and sick. It was when she started going through menopause that she learned most diet and exercise advice was all wrong! None of the advice works if your thyroid is turned off! So, she developed a 21-day thyroid reset program: The Thyroid Factor. You can jump start your thyroid starting today!