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In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

Thyroid conditions are not simple to treat and much of the abundant information  (a keyword search on “hypothyroid” produces more than 2.5 million results) is contradictory. At the heart of the issue are two categories of thyroid hormone replacement drugs. The older form of treatment called “dessicated thyroid” is a preparation of dried and powdered [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on In thyroid treatment, one size does not fit all

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

The thyroid gland is responsible for hormones that contribute to energy production in every cell of our body. If there’s a universal truth about hypothyroidism—it’s that when the thyroid malfunctions—people feel poorly and worse. If you’ve spent any time researching hypothyroidism—you will have discovered a mountain of information on how difficult and delicate it is [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Top tests for measuring thyroid hormones

Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

Hypothyroidism or “underactive thyroid” is a condition that affects more women than men and tends to appear in middle age. The symptoms of under-active thyroid often come on slowly, seeming more a result of aging than a sign of disease. Fatigue and sluggishness, constipation and dry skin, pain or stiffness in the joints and muscles, [...]

September 27, 2012 Susan Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Is it aging or under-active thyroid?

NMR lipoprofile ideal for borderline cholesterol cases

NMR lipoprofile ideal for borderline cholesterol cases

Now, a more specific cholesterol measure is available for people with borderline LDL cholesterol levels or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) lipoprofile uses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure how lipoproteins, such as LDL are metabolized. Unlike traditional cholesterol blood tests, the NMR lipoprofile measures the size of LDL [...]

September 4, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens Comments Off on NMR lipoprofile ideal for borderline cholesterol cases