Give therapy options to thyroid patients

Hypothyroidism is a thyroid hormone deficiency, so it makes sense that our primary therapy involves ingesting either synthetic or animal-derived thyroid hormone. There are 2 primary forms of thyroid hormone in the human body. T4 is the relatively inactive form, with only minor non-genomic activity. It converts to T3 or to Reverse T3. T3 is …

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History of the three thyroid medications

Three thyroid hormone medications have had a long history of effective use. I discuss them in chronological order, from the earliest thyroid medication to the most recently invented. No new thyroid medications have been invented since the 1950s, although all three of them have been further refined, and various manufacturers exist for each of them. …

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Why T4 monotherapy has dominated

All thyroid hormone medications have the potential to be effective: L-T4 (Levothyroxine), L-T3 (Liothyronine), and natural desiccated thyroid (DTE / NDT). However, each patient is unique in their response to these medications. Optimizing a patient's lifelong therapy involves finding the right thyroid hormone medication, or a combination of them, to relieve as many symptoms of …

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Renew the paradigm of thyroid therapy

The TSH-centered paradigm is like the old Ptolemaic or Geocentric model of the universe that put Earth at the center. Science has already corrected that incorrect model of the universe. Likewise, science has already given us enough evidence that the TSH-centric model is incorrect. The correct model puts the T3 thyroid hormone at the center of …

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