Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid. (She is on thyroid meds)
Posted on 02/21/2016 4:41:41 AM PST by dennisw
Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid Posted on August 3, 2015
A letter was released by Hillary Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, disclosing among other things, Hillary is taking natural desiccated thyroid pills for hypothyroidism, and she has a Calcium Score of zero. She also takes vitamin B12. Dr Lisa Bardack declared Hillary "fit to serve as president."
Perhaps Dr Lisa Bardack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton because it is a better thyroid medication. And perhaps Dr Lisa Barack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton in spite of the opposition of the Endocrine Society Position_Statement which says natural desiccated thyroid (NDT) should not be used as thyroid replacement therapy:
"In general, desiccated thyroid hormone or thyroid extract, combinations of thyroid hormones, or triiodothyronine should not be used as thyroid replacement therapy." (Quote from Endocrine Society Position Statement.)
Perhaps Dr Bardack prescribes NDT (natur5al desiccated thyroid in spite of the opposing 2012 position statement of the American Association of Endocrinologists and the ATA (American Thyroid Association) regarding the use of natural desiccated thyroid, which says:
"There is no evidence to support using desiccated thyroid hormone in preference to L-thyroxine monotherapy in the treatment of hypothyroidism and therefore desiccated thyroid hormone should not be used for the treatment of hypothyroidism." (quote)
The ATA Guidelines For Treatment Hypothyroidism were updated Dec 2014, saying:
"We recommend that levothyroxine (T4 only) be considered as routine care for patients with primary hypothyroidism, in preference to use of thyroid extracts (NDT)." Perhaps Dr Bardack has read these position statements opposed to the use of natural desiccated thyroid (NDT), and has chosen to ignore them as I have done, recognizing these position statements merely reflect the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry controlling these medical societies and organizations.
Natural Thyroid is Better then Synthroid
The reality is that natural desiccated thyroid is a more robust and superior thyroid medication when compared to T4 only medications such as levothyroxine. This has been true in my clinical experience.
- Perhaps Dr Bardack is familiar with the 2013 report by Dr Hoang at the Walter Reed Military Hospital which compared Desiccated thyroid extract to levothyroxine in the treatment of hypothyroidism, in which half the patients expressed a preference for NDT over T4 only treatment.(4)
So? My sister has taken that for 50 years and is healthy as a horse. You are grasping at straws here.
IIRC, she is on blood thinners for life.
Here are my 2008 comments on Hillary’s thyroid rollercoaster
And I posted on her thyroid “issues” as early as 2005 and maybe earlier. In the past she has ping ponged back and forth between high thyroid and low thyroid. Her bug eyed look was a a classic giveaway of high thyroid as in hyperthyroid. She had big problems taking the right level of thyroid meds. In her hyperthyroid states she was most likely taking too much synthetic thyroid meds to get out of her low thyroid (hypothyroid) hole. Hole as in mental depression.
Taken what? Please be exact. Natural or synthetic?
People I know on that med have been up and down several times over the course of two years. It has an impact on brain function.
Also on bourbon, tequila, rum, vodka. ... the female Tip O’Neal.
This is very personal for me. I have hypothyroidism. When first diagnosed I was put on Synthroid, the synthetic T4 only medication. As bad as I felt before being diagnosed, I felt as bad on Synthroid.
After two years of misery I begged my endocrinologist to put me on Armour Thyroid (natural dessicated thyroid). I’ve been on that ever since and feel much better.
There are some of us who just cannot take T4 only medication.
...and she can’t see her reflection in a mirror.
Doesn’t matter. Low thyroid is incredibly common, especially in women and most especially in older women.
Whether taking basic T-4 Synthroid type or the natural, which combines T-3 and T-4 (closer to what the body uses) doesn’t matter.
This is a total nothingburger.
Only not being medicated when it is required or being poorly medicated “has an impact on brain function”.
Sheeeesh, stick with the issues that can help rebuild America like how to defeat Trump.
Well that is precisely what I have fought for years. It is an ugly thyroid condition and has controlled many aspects of my life. If this is what Hillary has then there is no way she can function at such a high level needed to be POTUS. I can now understand why she has to take afternoon naps. Lol
Hillary stinks as a human being and even worse as a presidential candidate, but this post makes as much sense as most of the ones where someone here uses stupidity to trash either Trump or Cruz.
“Calcium Score of zero”
so bile and hatred are all that supports her?
That’s interesting. I have mild hypothyroidism, barely showed up in the blood tests...some years ago I convinced my endo to try a low dose of the levothyroxine. The results were like night and day. Weight came off easily, mood and focus substantially improved. She then tried a different brand and I had the jitters all day and switched back and still take the first med. I’ve never heard of the alternative but am going to ask about it. Appreciate your post.
As for Hillary, there are far more disturbing things re: her criminality that I don’t even worry about her medical issues.
Dining at the Y all these years have taken a toll on poor desiccated Hillary. It’s too late for Hill and Bill now, their unusual lifestyle has spelled doom.
Chelsea isn’t sad, knowing that her two parents are literally stumbling into their graves. She’ll be even more wealthy than she is now by far.
Now Mezvinsky knows why he married this homely female.
This will go NOWHERE!
There are millions of women that need this medicine and don’t even realize it unless their Free T3 and Free T4 hormones are tested.
Hillary apparently has good doctors.
Big Pharma has pushed synthetic Synthroid (T4 only meds) for decades now. It is much more expensive. Armour has the necessary T3 in it. Doctors are refusing to Test the Free T3 in offices as they only want the T4 prescribed.
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