Survival Medicine Podcast: Thyroid Issues, Hypertension

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In this audio episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast, Dr. Joe Alton and Nurse Amy Alton discuss chronic medical problems in survival scenarios, such as thyroid issues and high blood pressure. We mentioned in a recent show that the family medic won’t have lab tests and fancy diagnostic imaging like MRIs and CT scans to help with medical issues if some disaster throws us off the grid. You, medic, will have to go by physical signs and symptoms, just like they did in the 19th century, which is just about where you’ll be thrown back to medically. This can be done if you learn about what signs and symptoms are visible in different disease conditions. The Altons discuss thyroid issues in detail off the grid, and answer a listener’s question on hypertension, plus more!

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD aka Dr. Bones Amy Alton, ARNP, CNM, aka Nurse Amy

Amy and Joe Alton

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