King Pharmaceuticals LLC has initiated a recall of LEVOXYL due to complaints from pharmacists and patients of an uncharacteristic odor after some LEVOXYL bottles have been opened. The odor is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences, but the company expects the LEVOXYL may not be available until 2014. Dr. Friedman recommends that patients on LEVOXYL be switched to other brand T4 preparations, such as Synthroid, Unithroid or Tirosint, but not generic levothyroxine. If you need to have the brand of your T4 changed, contact Dr. Friedman's office with your preferred brand or schedule an appointment with Dr. Friedman to discuss further.
Dr. Friedman gave talks on hypopituitarism and Cushing's Syndrome at the Magic Foundation Adult Convention (for patients with pituitary problems) on Sunday, April 21 in Las Vegas. This years conference had the highest attendance of any Magic Foundation Adult Convention and many of the attendees were Dr. Friedman's patients. To view his slides, please click here and here.
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many of us believe that fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido and
other problems are just symptoms we must learn to live with.
What if these symptoms are not the result of stress, diet, or
aging, but are actually caused by a hormonal disorder?
Symptoms of hormone deficiency or excess may be subtle and
difficult to diagnose. Many hormonal problems are misdiagnosed
as depression, especially in women.
You know your own body better than anyone else, and you know when
something is wrong. Dr. Friedman is a compassionate, caring
physician who will listen carefully to your concerns and work
with you to establish a treatment plan. As an experienced,
and researcher, he has the capabilities to diagnose and treat
even the most difficult hormonal problems.
Dr. Friedman has found that some of his patients suffer from undiagnosed
pituitary or adrenal problems. These include many people suffering
from Cushing's disease, which can present a baffng array of
symptoms and is frequently misdiagnosed. Other patients may have
pituitary or adrenal insufficiency, which has numerous symptoms
and is equally hard to diagnose. Dr. Friedman is a world expert
in these difficult-to-diagnose diseases and he welcomes inquiries
from patients and their physicians.
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Theodore C. Friedman
has established a private practice specializing in treating adult
patients with adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and fatigue disorders.
Dr. Friedman's practice is located at 1125 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 730, Los Angeles CA 90035.
For an appointment or
more information, please call (310) 335-0327
Dr. Friedman did his residency at the University of Michigan and
his fellowship in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of
He is professor of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University and
is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center . Dr. Friedman is the Chairman of Medicine, and the Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Charles R. Drew University and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center (MACC). He is an Endowed Professor of Cardio-Metabolic Medicine.
(see full Curriculum Vitae)
(see symptoms table)
common symptoms are due to undiagnosed hormonal deficiencies.
Do you have some or all of the following symptoms?
Dizziness on standing
Weight gain in spite of dieting
Decreased interest in sex
so, you may have undiagnosed:
Impaired conversion of thyroid hormone
Vitamin D deficiency
Dr. Friedman strongly
believes that each patient needs individualized exercise and diet
regimens to optimize their hormonal and neurotransmitter makeup.
Dr. Friedman is not an anti-aging doctor and only prescribes hormones to patients with hormone deficiencies. Taking hormones if they are not indicated may be dangerous.
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