Health Tips

  1. October 19, 2021

    Low Dose Naltrexone and Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that presents as red, itchy scaly patches on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp, among other places. Psoriasis is a chronic (long-term) condition that is common but has no cure. Its symptoms go through cycles, with flare-ups lasting a few weeks or months, then resolving or going into remission.

    The skin can be affected by psoriasis in any area of the body. It's possible to have more than one form of psoriasis at once, and people can experience different types over their lifetimes.

    Talk with our pharmacist about facial psoriasis, genital psoriasis, psoriasis of the hands, feet, and nails, scalp psoriasis, and psoriasis in skin folds.

    Psoriasis affects more than 3% of the US adult population. That is more than 7.5 million US adults.

    Armstrong et al., JAMA Derm 2021

    Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and Psoriasis

    In 1984 Naltrexone was approved by the FDA in the USA for the treatment of opioid

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  2. October 12, 2021

    Good News for Breast Cancer Survivors in Menopause

    After breast cancer survivors have made it through the wilderness, many experience a renewed sense of faith and acknowledge that their lives have forever been changed. For example, some women may have long-term or even lifelong side effects from their cancer treatments. Others may rely on a new medication regimen like tamoxifen or other hormonal therapies. Also, there may be medications for other conditions that are no longer an option to take because of the breast cancer diagnosis. When a breast cancer survivor experiences menopause, these changes may require help to navigate.


    Did you know about 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are ages 45 or older?

    About 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are ages 45 or older. Because

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  3. October 05, 2021

    Helping Patients Find the Right Balance

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    Jennifer, a family care doctor in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, struggled with menopause discomfort for 15 years. She slept poorly, felt lethargic, complained of brain fog and low libido and, said bluntly, “My mood wasn’t that great.”

    Nothing — from traditional hormone replacement tablets to hormone therapy injections — seemed to alleviate the symptoms. Finally, under the guidance of her personal physician, she found relief, thanks to a local compounding pharmacy able to produce a customized hormone dosage form to meet her needs.

    “This therapy has so improved the quality of my daily life and work, I cannot imagine life without it,” said Jennifer, now 59.

    Physicians began prescribing hormone replacement therapy in the 1960s. The therapies have changed and evolved over the last 60+ years, but the 

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  4. September 22, 2021

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, but it is not actually exclusively defined by ovarian cysts. PCOS is the most frequent endocrine condition in premenopausal women is (PCOS). The global prevalence of this illness ranges from 6% to 20% depending on the diagnostic criteria used, with a higher prevalence among overweight or obese women and among ethnic groups.

    PCOS is a complicated endocrine condition characterized by clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism, ovarian dysfunction (menstrual irregularities), and polycystic ovarian morphology, among other issues. There is currently a plethora of PCOS diagnosis criteria that include various combinations of its clinical features. The Rotterdam criteria, which is mostly employed for clinical diagnosis, require at least two of the three clinical characteristics listed above.

    PCOS is regarded as a major cause of anovulatory infertility and is therefore clinically linked to subfertility or infertility. However, the pathology's

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