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Welcome to Degen Berglund Pharmacy - Village
  9/14/2014 
Contact Information
Amy Rasmussen
Pharmacist in Charge
Gary Korthals
Clinical Pharmacist Manager
2511 Green Bay St.
La Crosse, WI54601
Tel: (608) 775-8585
Fax: (608) 775-8598
Email
Store Hours
Sun: 10:00 to 4:00
Mon: 8:30 to 6:00
Tue: 8:30 to 6:00
Wed: 8:30 to 6:00
Thu: 8:30 to 6:00
Fri: 8:30 to 6:00
Sat: 8:30 to 4:00
Pharmacy Hours
Sun: 10:00 to 4:00
Mon: 8:00 to 7:00
Tue: 8:00 to 7:00
Wed: 8:00 to 7:00
Thu: 8:00 to 7:00
Fri: 8:00 to 7:00
Sat: 8:00 to 5:00
Store Closures
New Year's Day 1/1/2015
Closed On... 11/27/2014
Christmas Day 12/25/2014
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Delivery Information
Delivery Radius: 5 miles
Min Purchase: $0
Delivery Fee: $0
Free delivery with prescription purchase.
Pharmacy Overview

Thyroid Disease Awareness!

About your thyroid1

·         Butterfly-shaped gland located just below the Adam’s apple.

·         Makes and secretes thyroid hormone into the blood stream

o   Two forms of thyroid hormone:

§  T4 (thyroxine)

§  T3 (triiodothyronine)

·         The thyroid gland increases activity in response to thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)

o   TSH - hormone released by the brain

·         A healthy thyroid gland is vitally important to the body’s overall well-being

 

What does thyroid hormone do?

·         Similar to a car engine, thyroid hormone sets the pace at which your body operates1

o   More thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) “speeds up” the body’s systems

·         It influences the function of many of the body’s most important organs

o   Heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin

 

What can go wrong?

·         Disease, damage, and certain medications can cause the thyroid to perform improperly:

o   Hyperthyroidism - thyroid gland is overactive and is producing too much thyroid hormone

o   Hypothyroidism - thyroid gland is underactive and is not producing enough thyroid hormone

 

How do you know if you have a thyroid problem?

·         A blood test (TSH level) is the best way to tell if the thyroid is functioning properly because the symptoms of hyper- and hypothyroidism are not specific to thyroid disease

·         Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:

o   Rapid, irregular heartbeat

o   Anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping

o   Frequent bowel movements, weight loss

o   Swollen thyroid gland, nodules on thyroid gland

·         Symptoms of hypothyroidism:

o   Fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation

o   Swollen thyroid gland

 

How do I prevent thyroid disease?

·         Making sure your iodine intake is sufficient (150 mcg per day)

·         Ask your provider about getting a thyroid screening test if:

o   Someone in your immediate family has had thyroid disease

o   You are taking medications that might cause thyroid (lithium or amiodarone)

o   You can feel nodules or swelling on your thyroid gland

o   You have had radiation treatment on your head or neck

o   You are experiencing many of the hyper- and hypothyroidism symptoms listed above

 

Please ask your Degen Berglund pharmacist if you have any questions about your thyroid function!

 

 



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