Which FT3, FT4 and TSH levels have the highest and lowest prevalence rates for 10 common health disorders? Hypertension Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) DepressionDiabetesCoronary artery diseaseHeart failureAtrial fibrillationPeripheral vascular diseaseRenal failure (kidney failure)Dementia Is high-normal TSH and low FT3 associated with one condition, while high-normal FT4 and low or high TSH strongly associated with another condition? … Continue reading Prevalence rates for 10 chronic disorders at various FT4, TSH and FT3 levels
Category: Chronic diseases
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 … Continue reading The loss of thyroid clinical knowledge from Werner & Ingbar’s The Thyroid
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 … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes and Hyper- versus Hypothyroidism
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 … Continue reading The abandoned chronic disease
Diabetes, diabetes, diabetes. Let’s talk about hypothyroid therapy.
Why is diabetes getting all the attention in health care media, and hypothyroidism hardly any? 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 … Continue reading Diabetes, diabetes, diabetes. Let’s talk about hypothyroid therapy.