Thyroid Treatments

Quality of Life Poor When Taking Levothyroxine

Quality of Life Poor When Taking Levothyroxine

Your quality of life may be poor even though you are taking levothyroxine, according to a new study. Patients with hypothyroidism may continue to have symptoms despite their treatment with levothyroxine.  More than half (53.6%) of the patients with any one of these symptoms including weight gain, dry or coarse skin, leg swelling, feeling weak, and carpal tunnel…

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Biotin: Not Just for Hair Skin and Nails

Biotin: Not Just for Hair Skin and Nails

Biotin is not just for hair, skin and nails; even though that’ s when we hear about it the most. This nutrient also keeps your eyes, liver and nervous system healthy too. It is also a crucial nutrient during pregnancy, helping your baby grow. Aside from that, biotin assists in energy production and helps lower blood pressure for those struggling with diabetes,…

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Is Our Food Causing Our Hormone Problems?

Is Our Food Causing Our Hormone Problems?

Is Our Food Causing Our Hormone Problems? Most of us try to balance everything in our lives, including our hormones. Hormones control everything from your fertility to your metabolism, mood, appetite, and even heart rate. And everything in our lives has an effect on those hormones. One of the biggest factors causing problems with our…

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Summer Heat and Your Medications

Summer Heat and Your Medications

Summer heat can affect your medications according to a new report citing heat and thyroid medication as cause of death of a young boy in Arizona. Doctors believe certain active thyroid medications may increase the body’s metabolic rate and cause increased heat generation.  Dr. Mazda Shirazi, Medical Director with Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, says that certain medications…

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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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