BBC UK TV segment on hypothyroidism is re-broadcast by TVO in Canada

A five-minute documentary segment on the topic of hypothyroidism is found in the BBC UK TV series "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor," season 6 episode 2. It was first aired in the UK on February, 2017. The segment is part of the show's larger discussion of the question, "Can we boost our metabolic rate?" It … Continue reading BBC UK TV segment on hypothyroidism is re-broadcast by TVO in Canada

5 steps to individually-optimized thyroid therapy

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

Age, sex and TSH-FT4-FT3 relationships: Advanced lessons

No one wants to be ageist or sexist in thyroid screening or diagnosis. But if we are blind to the way that age and sex can distort the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, our interpretations of thyroid hormone levels and TSH will inevitably become ageist and sexist by refusing to respect and accommodate human diversity. In a … Continue reading Age, sex and TSH-FT4-FT3 relationships: Advanced lessons

Pediatric and teenage TSH, FT4, and FT3 levels

Scientists that study the effect of age on thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), Free T4 (FT4) and Free T3 (FT3) thyroid hormones often exclude the age group from birth up to age 16, 18, or 19. They usually exclude children and teenagers because they know they are different. Describing their TSH and thyroid hormones is its own … Continue reading Pediatric and teenage TSH, FT4, and FT3 levels

Age bias may hide hypothyroidism under a normal TSH

Scientists have been explaining that TSH responds to thyroid hormones differently in childhood, early adulthood, late adulthood and very advanced age. This poses a problem for regions that have implemented TSH-only screening for thyroid dysfunction. The effect of age on TSH is one of many factors that can make this screening test less accurate (Ling … Continue reading Age bias may hide hypothyroidism under a normal TSH