Patients should not have to cross their fingers, wait, and hope for change. The hopes of hypo- and hyperthyroid patients focus on attaining individually-optimized treatment. Their hopes, wishes, and requests are not unreasonable. Effective treatment ought to alleviate symptoms and improve health outcomes. Relative changes in thyroid hormone doses have a measurable effect on certain … Continue reading 5 steps to individually-optimized thyroid therapy
Concerns about a possible nuclear accident in the Ukraine are fueling interest in dosing potassium iodide (KI) to protect the thyroid gland. An acute overdose of potassium iodine (KI) protects the thyroid gland from harm during a nuclear emergency. There are signs that some Europeans are already stocking up on high-dose KI tablets designed for … Continue reading Potassium iodide (KI) dosing in a nuclear emergency
We are planning to launch a formal federal petition to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to add thyroid disease to its list of 20 diseases under surveillance by the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System (CCDSS). Our first step is to test the waters with this Change.org petition! Sign the petition at Change.org here: … Continue reading Petition: Include thyroid disease in Canada’s chronic diseases list
Since 2015, Thyroid Association of NZ (TANZi) has tried to engage endocrinologists and chemical pathologists who write NZ guidelines, lab testing policies and medical training so that issues for patients can be resolved. In 2018, TANZi told a local Member of Parliament that no-one would talk to them, and they were advised to petition parliament. See … Continue reading New Zealand thyroid patients’ petition milestones achieved
A thought: Is thyroid endocrinology like programming? Endocrinology seems to be a field that thinks it already knows all the variables in the box of thyroid therapy, and all the problems exist outside the box. My husband is a self-taught computer programmer. He and I had a conversation today about programmers and how they think … Continue reading What if some thyroid endocrinologists are like programmers?