Natural Thyroid Specialist. Dr Richard Hagmeyer. Popular Thyroid Drug Leads to Bone Fractures Naperville, IL
Popular Thyroid Drug Leads to Bone Fractures
Levothyroxine (brand name Synthroid), a prescription medication widely used to treat hypothyroidism, is the fourth most prescribed medication in the United States. But despite its widespread use, serious side effects abound.
The latest research uncovered that seniors who took Synthroid had a significantly increased risk of fractures — and the higher the dose, the greater the risk became. Part of the problem is that Synthroid is notorious for having a narrow toxic-to-therapeutic ratio, which means there’s a fine line between the dose that’s safe and the dose that’s toxic. It’s very difficult to keep patients within the “optimal” range, and it’s thought that many seniors may be receiving excessive doses of the drug that is increasing their risk of side effects.
Along with increased fractures, Synthroid has also been linked to osteoporosis, atrial fibrillation, worsening of heart disease, preterm delivery in pregnancy, impaired fetal brain development, and high cholesterol.
All of these are reasons why Dr. Richard Hagmeyer of the Naperville Institute For Neuro Metabolic Solutions prefers to treat thyroid disorders using safe, non-toxic, natural alternatives.
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