New guidelines from the UK are trying to help doctors navigate the common enough problem of people taking Synthroid being unsatisfied with the drug even though their lab tests look totally normal. This you? Read More
Could this really be perimenopause?
Hot flashes, I mean hot facts
Perimenopause, you in danger girl.
Picture this. A woman, maybe like you, in her 40s enters my baltic office (you’re welcome) says I can’t sleep, feel anxious, am gaining weight I don’t want, and umm, outside of this room, am quite the sweaty Betty. And my skin! Don’t even get me started.
That allll has a name. Sure, you’re 41ish but Betty, you’re in perimenopause. Read More
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD
Unfortunately, you might know it well. But what do we really know about PMDD.
It’s not all in your head. It’s not all about your hormones either.
It’s not exactly a psychiatric illness. It’s not exactly a gynaecological illness.
PMDD is also not just severe PMS.
So then what is it? And how do we get rid of it?
Progesterone is an important hormone for the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. Because of this important role, progesterone deficiency has been studied since the 1950s as a possible cause of some miscarriages. Many of the early studies done on progesterone were small and poor quality, making it difficult for doctors to make evidence-based recommendations for its use. However, more recently there have been two large, high-quality placebo controlled trials (the PROMISE trial and PRISM trial) that have shown encouraging results.
Do you need T3 therapy?
If you have brain fog, depression or lack of focus, it could be really beneficial.
People who are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism are conventionally suggested one treatment option – prescription Synthroid aka T4/Thyroxine. If their hypothyroid symptoms do not improve or resolve there is generally nothing more to do, especially if their blood thyroid levels appear normal despite no significant change in symptoms. What’s more, even if at first their condition does improve many times symptoms return later and increasing thyroid dosages don’t continue to help. Most people who take Synthroid (Levothyroxine) will be good to go. They will return to better energy levels, weight loss and warmer temperatures. What about those who don’t?
Women have many questions after a miscarriage. Unless the cause is discovered to be a genetic anomaly, infection, anatomical abnormality or advanced age, the answers are many times elusive. Our medical system does not fully investigate first trimester pregnancy loss unless it has happened two or sometimes three times. This can be devastating for people trying to conceive.
Graves’ Disease can be effectively treated by Mints Naturopathic Physicians
There are a lot of people who have Graves’ disease who tolerate anti-thyroid drug treatment just fine or successfully treat with radioactive iodine. There are also a lot of people who don’t and seek professional care on how to navigate still feeling well all the while reducing the risks of Graves’.