That is hypothyroidism, a condition affecting about 10 million Americans in which the thyroid is underactive, resulting in a variety of symptoms including fatigue, weakness and weight gain.I'm guessing hormone therapy would alter Hillary in some way they consider detrimental to her campaign. Which, in the end, seems more important than her health.
For most patients, the symptoms can be significantly reduced or eliminated with the use of hormone therapy. Clinton is being treated with a medication called Armour Thyroid, according to her doctor, who has issued a letter saying she's in "excellent" physical condition and is fit to serve as president.
A 1999 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that treating patients with both hormones instead of just one may improve their mood and neuropsychological function.
Despite the evidence, Clinton's use of Armour Thyroid has earned her criticism, most recently from celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky. Pinsky, who is an internist as well as an addiction medicine specialist, said last week it's "weird" Clinton is being treated with what he views as an "unconventional" and "outdated" medication.
"It's something we used to use back in the '60s," Pinsky said in KABC-AM's "McIntyre in the Morning." "What is going on with her healthcare? It's bizarre."
Gharib said the way Clinton's hypothyroidism is being treated isn't a cause for concern.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton's doctor: "She is a normal human being at this point"
"The Internet is awash with rumors about Hillary Clinton's health, but there is one medical condition she is actually known to have."