Once upon a time, The pituitary gland was married to the thyroid gland. Ms. Thyroid started neglecting her husband. She had already had many children, T4 and T3 hormones, But apparently not enough for him. Mr. P used to scream at her with insistent TSH shouts "produce more children NOW! I mean yesterday! Tsh, Tsh, … Continue reading Asking my TSH … The Pituitary Fable
This infographic gives you the basics on some important components of thyroid hormone metabolism and function. As thyroid patients, it helps us to collaborate in our thyroid therapy when we understand some of the scientific vocabulary and concepts. Lifelong therapy, lifelong learning.
OUR GENES can partly explain our body's individual response to T4 in thyroid meds like Synthroid / Levothyroxine. It may explain why some thyroid patients do just fine on Synthroid / Levothyroxine, while others continue to have hypothyroid symptoms. Review of: Carlé, A., Faber, J., Steffensen, R., Laurberg, P., & Nygaard, B. (2017). Hypothyroid Patients … Continue reading REVIEW: Genes MCT10 and DIO2 and combination therapy