Thyroid Hormones.

Many people ask about the use of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine, as a means of weight loss. Its possible effectiveness is based upon the presentation of patients with an underactive thyroid and weight gain with its subsequent resolution on thyroxine treatment.

Historically, thyroxine has been used as a weight-lowering agent but it is not now considered safe to do so. There is conclusive evidence that increasing blood thyroxine in healthy people to levels that increase metabolism enough to result in weight loss will also cause side effects such as palpitations, cardiac arrhythmias and osteoporosis.

Fizzy Drinks and Fruit juice ‘The News story’
The News Story: Fizzy drinks and fruit juice cause Type 2 diabetes, opting for plain water might pre... more
Laser treatment for retinopathy
It always important when you are a diabetic to maintain good blood glucose and blood pressure contro... more
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Heart attacks and stroke are by far the most frequent cause of premature death with patients in diab... more
Nutrition and diabetes
In the past patients have been given a prescription called a diabetic diet with many foods banned. ... more
Kidneys and diabetes Kidney Disease (nephropathy)
Diabetes represents the commonest cause of kidney failure in the Western World, Normal functioning ... more
Feet and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
We often forget about the importance of foot care. But simply having diabetes greatly increases the ... more