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
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
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 … Continue reading 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. The only time the TSH _hormone_ is listed as a cause of thyrotoxicosis is in the case of "Inappropriate TSH hypersecretion." If thyrotoxicosis can occur when TSH is inappropriately _high_ or non-suppressed in … Continue reading Thyrotoxicosis can occur with high or normal TSH?
Our medical system has invested so much in the TSH test that we've given it authority to override medical discernment about thyrotoxicosis. The oft-repeated mantras that "TSH is the most sensitive and specific test" and "the only necessary test" have blinded many doctors to the diverse influences that can suppress or inflate TSH secretion. Many … Continue reading Thyrotoxicosis vs. Low TSH