Our new name is "Thyroid Patients Canada." We're on the path to becoming a registered federal non-profit charitable organization. Our website will still be Thyroidpatients.ca. I will be updating our materials to reflect our new name. This is exciting! I'll share other milestones as we go through the process. If you'd like to help our … Continue reading Our new name: Thyroid Patients Canada
In standard T4 thyroid therapy, TSH normalization is so easy to achieve that it is almost impossible to fail. First, TSH out of range is the judge of an initial DIAGNOSIS. Next, normal TSH becomes the sole TARGET of therapy. Finally, normal TSH becomes the sole JUDGE of therapy success. This is faulty reasoning. There … Continue reading Overreliance on TSH is a thyroid therapy policy that fails to detect its own failure
Patients and doctors are often told there's an ideal "target" for TSH levels. Some believe that in thyroid therapy, your TSH should be below the upper reference limit, some say it should be below 2.5, and a minority will even say it should be suppressed entirely whether or not you are a thyroid cancer patient. … Continue reading Targeting TSH? It’s not as specific or as sensitive as people claim.