Asleep at the wheel of thyroid therapy

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 …

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Low T3 thyroid hormone, insomnia, and sleep apnea

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 …

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Diabetes, diabetes, diabetes. Let’s talk about hypothyroid therapy.

Why is diabetes getting all the attention? 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 the mile-long list of medications for Diabetes. Meanwhile …

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Canadian government responds to Thyroid Petition e-1819

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 …

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Low-normal FT3 increases Alzheimer’s Disease risk

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 …

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Thyroid patients suffer from T4 monotherapy

The standard T4 monotherapy results in unnatural distortions in T3:T4 ratios that can lead to chronic T3 concentrations below the healthy mean when TSH is normalized. But health care systems in Canada do not care how much FT3 you lose compared to other Canadian citizens when you are on T4 monotherapy. They don't want to …

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Publications: John E. Midgley, thyroid scientist

Selected publications PARLIAMENTARY TESTIMONY (VIDEO) The Scottish Parliament. (2017). Public Petitions Committee - Scottish Parliament: 15 June 2017. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcx640AJuF8 AS SINGLE-AUTHOR AND LEAD AUTHOR Midgley, John E. M., Larisch, R., Dietrich, J. W., & Hoermann, R. (2015). Variation in the biochemical response to l-thyroxine therapy and relationship with peripheral thyroid hormone conversion efficiency. …

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