Who is really sleeping a lot, and yet sleeping poorly? Sure, the hypothyroid patient. But someone else is sleeping too. Our Canadian medical system and the majority of our doctors who dismiss treated patients' symptoms and thyroid-related disorders whenever TSH is normal. Sleeping at the wheel. Where are we headed? Why are you nickel and … Continue reading Asleep at the wheel of thyroid therapy
Have you struggled with sleep disorders, whether insomina or sleep apnea? Apparently it's associated with hypothyroidism. Even if it's true that people with untreated hypo sleep a LOT. My mother has agonized over her chronic insomnia. She had been on low dose Synthroid for decades before she was diagnosed with a serious case of sleep … Continue reading Low T3 thyroid hormone, insomnia, and sleep apnea
Why is diabetes getting all the attention in health care media, and hypothyroidism hardly any? Let's brainstorm this together. Let's see possible reasons why. Let's talk more publicly about what Canadians can do about the health inequity and the truly "epidemic" lack of attention and concern for hypothyroidism. 1. PHARMACEUTICAL ATTENTION Perhaps one reason is … Continue reading Diabetes, diabetes, diabetes. Let’s talk about hypothyroid therapy.
On March 19, 2019, The Government of Canada responded to thyroid patients petition "Petition E-1819 (HYPOTHYROIDISM)", The petition gained 5644 e-signatures over the 3 months it was permitted to run, August 27 to December 25, 2018. It was presented by MP Diane Finley in the House of Commons March 19, 2019. TEXT OF THE PETITION … Continue reading Canadian government responds to Thyroid Petition e-1819
SOURCE Quinlan, P., Horvath, A., Wallin, A., & Svensson, J. (2019). Low serum concentration of free triiodothyronine (FT3) is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 112–119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.09.002 JAN 2019: Study reports increased risk of Alzheimer's disease with low-normal Free T3 thyroid hormone. "Patients in the lowest FT3 quartile had a more than … Continue reading Low-normal FT3 increases Alzheimer’s Disease risk