COMMON THYROID DRUGS LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS
Dr. Peter Laurberg's research team from Aalborg University Hospital in Demark recently presented a paper at the meeting of the American Thyroid Association. After looking at data from their national healthcare system, they came to the conclusion that when taken early in pregnancy, propylthiouracil (PTU) resulted in a 50% greater risk of birth defects (mostly deformities of the face and neck), while those taking methimazole (MMI) had a 75% higher risk of birth defects (musculoskeletal problems --- greatly related to ABDOMINAL WALL DEFECTS).
The thing I want you to focus on here are the words, "early in pregnancy". This means that these drugs could be causing their damage before the woman even realizes she is pregnant. While I am certainly not advocating that you simply stop taking your meds, there are things that you can do to begin getting a handle on virtually all ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS, including THYROID. Although far from a total solution, HERE is what I consider to be the starting point.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).