Pharmacies help patients manage multiple medications

Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Sacramento#CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to share this with you. Are you taking multiple medications that all have different refill dates? “Now it is very common for seniors to have 12 or more. I had a patient yesterday who has 21 medications,” a pharmacy employee said.  http://www.news10.net/story/news/nation/2014/06/28/insurers-help-patients-manage-medication-refills/11652493/

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THE MANY FACES OF HASHIMOTO’S

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And #CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to share this with you.  The “Thyroid Pharmacist” is well done and if you or someone you know is dealing with a thyroid disorder, specifically Hashimoto’s, then please follow her…

THE MANY FACES OF HASHIMOTO’S

People who are newly diagnosed with Hashimoto’s are often confused about the symptoms they are experiencing….

I know I was shocked to have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and not hyperthyroidism. I was thin, anxious, irritable and had heart palpitations in addition to feeling cold, forgetful and tired.

What I didn’t know at the time, is that 90-95% of cases of hypothyroidism are caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune attack on the thyroid, and Hashimoto’s has a unique set of symptoms compared to non autoimmune hypothyroidism.

People with Hashimoto’s may experience BOTH hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms because as the thyroid cells are destroyed, stored hormones are released into the circulation causing a toxic level of thyroid hormone in the body, also known as thyrotoxicosis or Hashitoxicosis.

Eventually, the stored thyroid may become depleted and due to thyroid cell damage, the person is no longer able to produce enough hormones. At this time, hypothyroidism develops.

Hypothyroidism

Some of the more common symptoms of hypothyroidism, or deficiency of thyroid hormone, include slower metabolism leading to gaining weight, forgetfulness, feeling cold or cold intolerance, depression, fatigue, dry skin, constipation, loss of ambition, hair loss, muscle cramps, stiffness, joint pain, a loss of the outer third eyebrow, menstrual irregularities, infertility, weakness.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism, or an overabundance of thyroid hormone has a stimulatory effect. Classical symptoms include weight loss, palpitations, anxiety, eye bulging, tremors, irritability, menstrual disturbances, fatigue, heat intolerance, and increased appetite. Patients may often have hair loss.

Additional Hashimoto’s Symptoms

In addition to experiencing symptoms of hypo- and hyperthyroidism, most people with Hashimoto’s also experience a variety of other symptoms, especially gastrointestinal distress, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Acid Reflux (GERD), diarrhea, constipation, bloating etc.

These symptoms were my first clue at making a connection between my autoimmune condition and the status of my intestinal health. I soon came to learn that the intestines control the immune system! Thus, the key to restoring thyroid health lies in restoring the health of your intestines…

Breast Cancer—Men Get It Too

Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Sacramento and #CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to share this with you..

Breast cancer is a disease usually associated with women, as reflected by pink ribbons and gear, but men get it too, albeit rarely.  Read more here… http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm402937.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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GET SOME SUNSHINE FOR YOUR THYROID!

Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Sacramento and #CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to share this with you…

VITAMIN D AND THE THYROID
Vitamin D actively prevents the development of autoimmunity in animal models, and there is strong connection between vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune thyroiditis.
http://www.thyroidpharmacist.com/blog/get-some-sunshine-for-your-thyroid

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Topical Acne Products Can Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Sacramento & #CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to pass this along…

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the use of certain acne products containing the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation. An active ingredient is the component that makes the medicine effective against the illness or condition it is treating.

The acne products the FDA is warning about are sold over-the-counter (OTC) and applied to the skin (topical). Their serious allergic reactions differ from the less harmful irritations already included in the product Drug Facts labels, which include burning, dryness, itching, peeling, redness, and slight swelling where the product is applied.  Read more http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm402441.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

Dying man weds true love

Professional Village Compounding Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Sacramento and #CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to pass this along..Beautiful..A man dying of cancer was able to wed his one true love 12 hours before dying, according to a video making its way around the internet.

The video shows the marriage ceremony of Rowden Go Pangcoga and Leizl Pangcoga earlier this month.
http://www.news10.net/story/news/nation/2014/06/25/dying-man-weds-true-love/11345957/

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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

Professional Village Pharmacy & Medical Supplies Sacramento and #CompoundingPharmacySacramento wanted to share this with you,,,Weighing addiction risk when taking painkillers… something both prescribers and patients are doing…http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/20/323957823/americans-weigh-addiction-risk-when-taking-painkillers?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

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