The Complexities of Fibromyalgia By Aldino L. Pierotti, III, M.D. Medical Director The Anti-Aging and Longevity Center of Pittsburgh What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is the medical term that describes a complex clinical disorder characterized by symptoms of chronic widespread soft tissue pain, morning stiffness, insomnia, headaches, depression, anxiety, and severe, deep pain. It is [...]
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Testosterone Decreases Heart Disease by 60 Percent The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Aug 2002. Vol. 87, No. 8 3632-3639 Optimal testosterone levels in men have been shown to decrease the risk of coronary artery disease by 60% Low Levels of Endogenous Androgens Increase the Risk of Atherosclerosis in Elderly Men: The Rotterdam Study [...]
Standard thyroid tests lack the accuracy to determine the proper dose of thyroid replacement The British Medical Journal 293:808-810 Are biochemical tests of thyroid function of any value in monitoring patients receiving thyroxine replacement? Fraser WD, Biggart EM, OReilly DJ, Gray HW, McKillop JH Most physicians, including endocrinologists, rely on standard thyroid tests to determine [...]
Standard Blood Tests Missing the Majority of Hypothyroid Patients Many common problems such as fatigue, depression and difficulty losing weight can be due to low thyroid, however, many people, especially women, are not getting the treatment that would be of great benefit. This is because severely low thyroid levels are often not picked up by [...]
SIDE EFFECTS OF ASPARTAME DIZZINESS VISUAL IMPAIRMENT DISORIENTATION EAR BUZZING ALTERED LIVER ENZYMES TUNNEL VISION LOSS OF EQUALIBRIUM SEVERE MUSCLE ACHES NUMBNESS OF EXTREMITIES INFLAMMATION OF THE PANCREAS EPISODES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EYE HEMORRHAGES ABDOMINAL CRAMPS HIVES MEMORY LOSS ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER HEADACHES
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2005; 90(12):6403–6409 Thyroid Hormone Concentrations, Disease, Physical Function and Mortality in Elderly Men Annewieke W. van den Beld, Theo J. Visser, Richard A. Feelders, Diederick E. Grobbee, and Steven W. J. Lamberts Department of Internal Medicine , University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands This study [...]
Low testosterone linked to long-term risk of death in relatively healthy adult men ENDO 2007: The Endocrine Society Research Summaries Book June 5, 2007 This study is another major report linking deficiency of testosterone in relatively healthy men with increased death from all causes, over time. “We have followed these men for an average of 18 [...]
Recent studies demonstrate the majority of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia patients suffer from bowel dysfunction, with the majority being irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS can be significantly debilitating problem in its own right with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. It is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation and the [...]
Who Should Take Iodine? Your doctor should check your levels, and if depleted, recommend supplementation. Those who eat a lot of raw broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, bok choy, collard greens, mustard greens, radishes, rutabagas, turnips, kale, millet, soy, spinach, pine nuts, pears, peaches, sweet potatoes, peanuts, or bamboo shoots should supplement with iodine. The [...]