A Discussion on Thyroid

By: Krista Borowski, RPh Thyroid dysfunction, specifically hypothyroidism, is commonly under-diagnosed, but can account for a wide variety of symptoms. The common symptoms of hypothyroidism are (but not limited to) fatigue, weight gain, brittle hair and nails, hair loss, cold sensitivity, constipation, depression, muscle and joint pain, and menstrual irregularities. There are several situations that […]

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Hormone Testing

By: Krista Borowski, RPh Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has many advantages, one of which is the ability to have a product custom made for you. A provider can prescribe specific doses to optimize therapy to balance your hormones and alleviate any symptoms you may have. There are several dosage forms available with the most […]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

By Krista Borowski, RPh Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has several important functions, including regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous for proper development of strong bones and teeth. If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you are at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia)or fragile bones (osteoporosis). […]

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Sleep Deprivation and Its Impact

By Erin Orth, PharmD The effects of sleep deprivation are prevalent, powerful, and widespread throughout the human body, mind, and society. The cardiovascular consequences of lack of sleep are particularly concerning: the “MONICA” study from 2015 determined that men with a sleeping disorder had a 2- to 2.6-fold increased risk of heart attack and a […]

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Traditional Versus Alternative Hormone Replacement Therapy: Which is Right for Me?

By: Erin Orth, PharmD, RPh Clinical Pharmacist at MD Custom Rx For the majority of their lifetime, women deal with hormonal changes, from adolescence to pregnancy through menopause. With each hormone “phase” comes changes seen in the body, the brain, and even the emotions and personality, some of which can be quite difficult to endure. […]

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