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
The Iron Epidemic.
1 in 4 women are iron deficient. So what?
It’s a problem that too many women don’t know they have and don’t know how to effectively treat. When you say you’re tired, cold, suffer from brain fog, are losing hair, feel weak and are short of breath you’re likely iron deficient. Get tested. We can do that. Read More
PAP screening including HPV testing.
Why is Mint adding HPV screening to our Pap tests?
Currently when you get a Pap it’s identifying changes to the cervix that with time can turn into cancer. What we’re now trying to do is not only identify if there are these changes but also test for the virus that causes these changes. The virus is HPV and it causes cervical cancer. 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?
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?
Like the beating of your heart, your respiratory system doesn’t need monitoring to continue doing its job. Every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day, it’s there, quietly working underneath it all.
Pregnancy, labour and delivery can take a lot of energy and nutrients out of you. Even in an uncomplicated delivery, your body undergoes significant changes as your uterus shrinks down to its pre-pregnancy size, the internal wound left by the placenta heals, your connective tissues adapt, your breasts begin producing milk (whether or not you choose to breastfeed), your skin regains elasticity, your hormones adjust, and so much more.