The loss of thyroid clinical knowledge from Werner & Ingbar’s The Thyroid

Decades ago, a lot more doctors knew how thyroid hormone levels influenced all organs and tissues’ health. It wasn’t all about the influence of thyroid hormones on the TSH. It was more about the influence of truly adequate thyroid hormone levels on real health outcomes. A lot more doctors learned and understood that if thyroid …

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Type 2 Diabetes and Hyper- versus Hypothyroidism

Surprise surprise. Having less thyroid hormone makes you more susceptible to Type 2 Diabetes. How does it work? Quote from Dr. Chaker, lead author: “Thyroid hormone is also directly involved in the control of insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis. Hypothyroidism is associated with decreased insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance and treatment of hypothyroidism has shown …

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The abandoned chronic disease

Hypo, hyper, or well-medicated, millions of Canadians are in the category of those who manage a thyroid hormone imbalance. But instead of being offered the agency to co-manage our condition, we are being managed and manipulated by our medical system and economy. We thyroid patients are a huge amorphous group, way too easy and vulnerable …

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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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Review: Chronic fatigue syndrome and Low T3

Ruiz-Núñez et al's 2018 article, "Higher Prevalence of “Low T3 Syndrome in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," breaks down the common misconception that Low T3 syndrome only occurs in critical illness. Low T3 can also occur in a chronic state during chronic illness. A more extreme state of free T3 below reference range occurred in …

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REVIEW: Autoimmune thyroid disease in Coeliac patients

A 2018 research study recruited 341 coeliac [celiac] disease patients and found that 91 of them (26.6%) had at least one autoimmune disease. Among those 91 patients, 44 patients (48.4%) also had a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease. These coeliac patients with autoimmune thyroid disease constituted 12.9% of the total sample of 341 coeliac patients. …

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