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Sherrie Hewson

Another Victim of Thyroid Malpractice

by Leisa on April 4, 2010

Browsing through some news sites I found this interesting article about an actress in the UK who suffered from a debilitating thyroid condition: Dailymail.co.uk Sherrie Hewson speaks about living with a thyroid condition and the debilitating fatigue she still suffers from. In my mind if someone is still very fatigued (she puts it down to
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Portrait of a cute young pregnant woman lying on bed and looking at her tummy

Pregnancy and Thyroxine

by Leisa on November 4, 2009

I have witnessed first-hand many, many patients who do not do well on T4 replacement therapy (Thyroxine, Oroxine) medication.  In the body, T4 needs to be converted to its active form of T3 before it can perform its actions at a cellular level.  For this to happen we need to have good adrenal function, a
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Was This Gastric Band Really Needed?

by Leisa on August 17, 2009

Gaynor Curtis, 49, has struggled with her weight all her life. In January 2005, she underwent a gastric band operation. She lost over seven stone, but suffered complications and nearly died on two separate occasions. Yet Gaynor has no regrets. Here, the receptionist, who lives in Milton Keynes with her husband Tony, 54, an engineer,
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Oprah and her Thyroid

by Leisa on December 11, 2008

It has been in the news that Oprah has gained back 40 pounds that she had previously lost, to now be at a weight of 200 – which is about 90kg, and that she can’t understand how she has let that happen. Well, if Oprah is suffering from an undiagnosed, or badly managed thyroid condition,
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