There has been a great deal of speculation about Clinton’s health. Hillary has one health problem that has been confirmed. According to the Washington Examiner Clinton suffers from hypothyroidism, as do 10 million Americans.
Hypothyroidism means the thyroid is under active causing fatigue, lethargy, weakness, and weight gain. It is treated with a hormone medication that reduces or eliminates the symptoms of the disease. According to Clinton’s doctor she is being treated with Armour Thyroid and she is in excellent health. From the Examiner,
Yet Armour Thyroid is a less common medication used in patients with hypothyroidism, possibly indicating Clinton wasn’t responding well to the conventional treatment.
When patients are diagnosed, they typically are given a single hormone replacement called levothyroxine. It is effective with about 90 percent of patients, according to Hossein Gharib, a doctor at the Mayo Clinic and former president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
But for the 10 percent of patients who don’t find relief from their symptoms, doctors often prescribe a combination hormone therapy such as Armour Thyroid, which uses the T3 and T4 hormones for a more effective medication.
“Armour Thyroid … is a good preparation, but we don’t use it that much because most patients are happy with levothyroxine,” Gharib said. “The theory is that one hormone may not be enough; two is better.”
According to celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky, it’s ‘weird’ that Clinton is being treated with such an ‘outdated’ and ‘unconventional’ medication. Shortly after Dr. Pinsky expressed concerns about Hillary’s health and health care, his show on CNN was cancelled. Story here.
More speculation on Hillary’s health here.