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America, There is Hope and Help for Treating COVID-19 at Home

OP ED by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MDinitially published November 19, 2020; updated August 3, 2021 SARS-CoV-2 virus was virtually unknown when it hit in early 2020. COVID-19, as the illness is known, now has more than 60,000 National Library of Medicine citations, as the internet disseminates information at the speed of light. Recently President …

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FDA DELAYS ON HCQ OUTPATIENT APPROVAL ARE CAUSING DEATHS DAILY

OP ED by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD originally published July 28, 2020 on World Net Daily (WND) 20,000 more Americans have died while the FDA has delayed since July 1 a new emergency use approval for outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for COVID-19. On July, 1 Henry Ford Hospital physicians and researchers in Detroit …

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Hypogonadism in Men Consuming Sustained-Action Opioids

2002, Harry W. Daniell Conclusions: Commonly prescribed opioids in sustained-action dosage forms usually produce subnormal sex hormone levels, which may contribute to a diminished quality of life for many patients with painful chronic illness. Read here Daniell HW. Hypogonadism in men consuming sustained-action oral opioids. J Pain. 2002 Oct;3(5):377-84. doi: 10.1054/jpai.2002.126790. PMID: 14622741.

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Obesity is Strongly Linked to Low Testosterone Levels in Men

by Dr. E. Lee Vliet, MD Obesity is strongly linked to low testosterone levels in menThis summary gives an overview of four research papers which discuss the link between obesity and low testosterone levels (also known as hypogonadism): one review focusing on the association between obesity, diabetes and low testosterone, and three clinical studies. The …

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Prevalence of hypogonadism in males aged at least 45 years: the HIM study

Conclusions: Based on total testosterone (TT) concentration, the prevalence of hypogonadism in men reporting to primary care offices was estimated to be 38.7%. The medical conditions that occurred significantly more frequently among hypogonadal men than eugonadal men included increased BMI, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes, and asthma or COPD. As men age, they are susceptible to conditions …

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Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD speaks on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study

April 2009 by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD The Women’s Health Initiative was a series of clinical studies initiated by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 1991, to address major health issues causing morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women. It consisted of three clinical trials and an observational study. In particular, randomized controlled trials …