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Abbott Diabetes Care is conducting a voluntary recall of the FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meter and FreeStyle Flash® Blood Glucose Meter. This article provides people who use either meter information about obtaining a replacement meter, and other important recall details.
Learn about bariatric surgery. Many people with obesity can’t simply lose weight with healthy eating and physical activity, despite how hard they may try. Bariatric (obesity) surgery is performed to treat people who have morbid obesity.
There are many FDA-approved medications that will help treat existing osteoporosis or prevent bone loss from becoming worse. Learn about your osteoporosis treatment options in this bone health expert-written article.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, dry skin, and hair loss. You don’t have to experience every common symptom to have hypothyroidism, though. Every patient’s set of symptoms is unique.
Radioactive iodine treats hyperthyroidism by gradually shrinking the thyroid—ultimately destroying the gland.
Read this article to learn the basics of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland. In doing so, your thyroid’s ability to produce thyroid hormone may be impaired. Hypothyroidism and goiter may result.
Animal thyroid hormones were the first hypothyroid medication. But since the development of synthetic thyroid hormones, they are no longer the standard in treatment. Though natural, that doesn’t mean animal thyroid hormones are entirely safe.
There is really only one option for treating hypothyroidism, and that is thyroid hormone replacement therapy. T4 supplements are the standard form of treatment, but there are other forms available. Article describes importance of therapy.