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Thyroid Problems in Women

While thyroid problems can affect anyone, they are more common in women than in men. The symptoms of thyroid disorders in women often appear after menopause or after a pregnancy. Because thyroid hormone plays an essential role throughout the body, especially in metabolism, an imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms. The thyroid gland plays a role in regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle and in providing a baby with thyroid…
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Nasal Drug Delivery

Nasal drug delivery is one of the more overlooked methods of drug administration. Research is just starting to catch up to the widespread prescribing of nasal sprays by physicians. The nasal sprays most patients will be familiar with are things like decongestants for cold symptom relief and antihistamines for relief of allergy symptoms. However there are many other conditions that can be treated with nasally administered medications. History of Nasal…
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The Best Treatment for Warts

Warts are a difficult to treat skin condition that affects many individuals at some point in their life. A wart is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and is a contagious skin condition. There are a few treatments that are available that work, but not 100% of the time. No wart treatment works for every patient, but some work more consistently than others. The best treatment for warts is one…
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How Do Topical Anesthetics for Dental Treatments Work?

One of the formulations we consistently receive requests for is high-powered topical anesthetic gels. There are numerous numbing gels used by dentists for numbing prior to routine dental care, oral surgery, and orthodontic procedures. How do numbing gels work though, and why are some formulations more effective than others? Anesthetics Designed for Topical Use A topical anesthetic is not just an injectable anesthetic applied without a needle. Unlike an injected…
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Compounded Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction refers to an inability to maintain an erection to have sex. In many cases, ED is a sign of an underlying health condition that needs to be treated. For example, erectile dysfunction is a common symptom for men who have diabetes. About 50-80% of men who have diabetes experience erectile dysfunction. How severe ED is depends on the individual, but for all cases there is help in the…
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Microneedling and Transdermal Drug Delivery

Microneedling is one of the most common cosmetic treatments performed by dermatologists. It is used to treat acne, scars, sun-damaged skin, hyperhidrosis, and to reduce wrinkles. Studies have shown that the transdermal delivery of drugs might be enhanced by the use of microneedling to improve penetration in the skin. Why Use Microneedling? Microneedling is often used in combination with chemical peels and medications to treat acne. The exfoliating effect allows…
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Hypothyroidism Diet

Although there are numerous different types of diets that have been recommended for patients with hypothyroidism, there is no significant evidence that there needs to be a “thyroid diet.” In general the only dietary consideration for those with hypothyroidism is the adequate intake of iodine. There may also be certain foods that should be avoided immediately before or after taking thyroid hormone. However there is no extensive, hard-to-follow diet required…
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LDN Used for Treating Gulf War Illness

Low dose naltrexone has been found to be a viable alternative treatment for a variety of immune-related conditions including fibromyalgia and chronic inflammatory response syndrome. Every month, a new case report or study is published that shows positive results with the use of this drug. The most recent trial was conducted on patients suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI). GWI refers to a collection of symptoms shared by Gulf War…
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Actinic Keratoses Topical Treatment

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are lesions on the skin caused by exposure to UV rays. These precancerous lesions have the potential to become squamous cell carcinoma. AKs can be caused by unprotected sun exposure or from using a tanning bed and are commonly found in patients over 65. They occur most frequently on the face and the back of the hands but can be found on any area of the skin.…
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Clinical Trial on Intranasal Budesonide

A recent study concluded that budesonide in saline nasal rinse results in improvement of chronic rhinosinusitis symptoms. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and was conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The researchers wanted to learn what the effect would be of adding budesonide to a large-volume, low-pressure saline sinus irrigation for patients…
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