Dr. Westin Childs
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I'm Dr. Childs and I write these posts. I'm a physician that specializes helping patients lose weight, have more energy and FEEL better. My practice focuses on hormone imbalances, thyroid issues and weight loss resistance. My goal is to provide the BEST information out there on the internet that is both actionable and trustworthy. Get my free 3 day meal plan here. You can also find more about my personal journey back to health here.

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Side Effects of Stopping Thyroid Medication Abruptly (& Why it isn’t Safe)

Is it safe to stop taking thyroid medication?

In most cases, if you stop taking your medication cold turkey, you will experience many negative side effects. 

In this post you will learn more about why you shouldn't stop taking your thyroid medication (without physician supervision), the side effects of stopping thyroid medication abruptly, reasons why it isn't safe and what to do instead.

Let's jump in: 

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Estradiol Medication (& Hormone) Guide for Menopause & Low Estrogen

Are you suffering from hot flashes, weight gain, depression or other symptoms of low estrogen?

Have you considered using the medication estradiol to help reduce these symptoms?

If so, this is the article for you. 

We are going to discuss the importance of estradiol in the female body, how it interacts with other important sex hormones, the symptoms associated with low estradiol and how to supplement/medicate with this hormone

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Euthyroid Sick Syndrome, Low T3 & “Normal Thyroid Labs” Explained

Euthyroid sick syndrome is a series of lab abnormalities seen in certain people with an acute or chronic illness. 

Understanding this condition can help explain why so many thyroid patients are unhappy with their current treatment and help us (Doctors and patients) change how we evaluate thyroid treatment. 

In this guide you will learn what ESS is, how it presents, what causes it and if you should be treated if you have this condition

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Swollen & Enlarged Thyroid: What it Means & What Causes it

Does it feel like you have an enlarged thyroid?

Do you notice a bulge in your neck or does your neck appear thicker?

Have you felt your thyroid and noticed that it is "lumpy" or "inconsistent"?

Are you experiencing symptoms that make you think there is a problem with your thyroid?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may have an issue with your thyroid gland. 

This post will teach you all that you need to know about an enlarged/swollen thyroid including what it means, how to diagnose it, your next steps and more

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How to use Phentermine Correctly for Weight Loss (A New Approach)

Most people are not using Phentermine, for weight loss, correctly. 

Before you jump to conclusions, let me explain:

There is a "standard" way to use Phentermine (the way that most Doctors use it) and a "better" way to use it (the way that I recommend you use it) and by simply changing how you use it, you can increase weight loss while reducing symptoms. 

If you want to know how to use Phentermine safely and correctly, while avoiding negative side effects and optimizing your weight loss, then this is the article for you.

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