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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Pregnancy thyrotoxicosis vs just a low TSH due to HCG hormone

Table 17.1 in Braverman & Cooper's 2013 chapter in Werner & Ingbar's The Thyroid textbook, 10th edition, lists many causes of thyrotoxicosis. One of the interesting causes of thyrotoxicosis, rarely mentioned in public discourse, is "Circulating HCG or Mutant TSHR [TSH receptor] hypersensitive to HCG." What is HCG? "Human chorionic gonadotropin" is a hormone produced …

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Thyrotoxicosis: Symptoms and signs

Much confusion exists about the value of symptoms and signs in the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis. The most common view is to dismiss symptoms entirely because each, considered separately, is "nonspecific" to thyrotoxicosis. However, there is no such thing as a "thyroid-specific" symptom because thyroid hormones have their effects in every organ and system of the body.  What's …

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A Thyroid Patients Manifesto

Manifesto: "a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer" (Merriam-Webster) I humbly offer the following manifesto for us as thyroid patients. WE, as citizens maintained by thyroid hormone therapy, declare our equal rights to health and well being. We have the right to agency and choice within our thyroid therapy. …

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2018 study shows T3 in upper half of reference range relieves hypothyroid symptoms

This Sept. 2018 research article proved that thyroid patients' continued hypothyroid symptoms are connected to Free T3 levels.(1) Symptom relief for thyroid patients on the standard T4 monotherapy is found "in the upper half of the FT3 reference range." Symptoms had a limited and paradoxical relationship with TSH, and absolutely no relationship to a patient's …

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VIDEO: What’s wrong with therapy for hypothyroidism?

On December 17, I decided to purchase "Doodly" video creation software that was being advertised on Facebook, and I made this 10-minute educational video. It is meant to raise an appropriate sense of alarm at the problems with thyroid therapy and to offer some possible solutions. Clicking the title image will take you to YouTube to …

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Because Low T3 is hypothyroidism

The fact is, no thyroid hormone pill can ever replace a living, responsive gland. Each of us responds differently to orally dosed hormone replacement. Some of us do not convert T4 into T3 hormone very well, and science has known this for a long time. (See our page on Rationale: Reference ranges) If you experience hypothyroidism …

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