Metabolism.com presents the introductory patient interview for The Thyroid Project during which she describes the predicament of someone who has been unsuccessfully treated for hypothyroidism.
An article in the Wall Street Journal, written by columnist Melinda Beck, adds support to the growing movement for broader options for treatment of hypothyroidism.
Medical societies, despite new scientific data, continue to refuse to sanction the use of hormone therapy preferred most by patients for the treatment of hypothyroidism. The guidelines produced by these physician groups warn that doctors who fail to adhere to these restrictive recommendations could go to jail or lose their medical license.
by Gary Pepper, M.D. According to government estimates, 4.6% of the US population
by Gary Pepper, M.D. Early in May 2014 a patient being treated with Armour Thyroid (desiccated thyroid) for hypothyroidism
I am often asked by patients with hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels), ‘What is the right thyroid hormone dose for
The 2013 guidelines issued by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association reiterated their long standing
Due to the potential for abuse and high cost, growth hormone treatment in adults is the subject of much controversy.
The adrenal glands sitting on top of the kidneys make several hormones critical to life. The central part of the
Treatment of hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) is accomplished by administering thyroid hormone by mouth in sufficient amounts to restore levels