Relational Stability, part 4: The new thyroid paradigm

This final section of my paraphrase of Hoermann et al's landmark 2016 article articulates the shift from the limited, older TSH-T4 paradigm to the new paradigm that includes T3 hormone. Interrelational Measures and Emerging New Concepts of Thyroid Homeostasis [Paraphrase begins] TSH can play a useful role in screening patients who do not have any … Continue reading Relational Stability, part 4: The new thyroid paradigm

Relational Stability, part 3: Shifting TSH-T4-T3 relationships

Why are some people extremely hypothyroid while their TSH is above reference range, while others have no symptoms and are completely healthy? How important is the Free T3 test when diagnosing true "euthyroid" status within the TSH reference range? Is it true that a normal TSH alone, or a normal TSH and normal FT4 test … Continue reading Relational Stability, part 3: Shifting TSH-T4-T3 relationships