TBAb hypothyroidism diagnosed in a mother and baby

In this post, I'd like to share with you a real-life story, suitable for the holiday season, that might warm your hearts as much as it warmed mine. And by the end, it might even motivate you to learn more or take action. Newsflash from 2016: A newborn baby's hypothyroidism with a TSH of 117 … Continue reading TBAb hypothyroidism diagnosed in a mother and baby

Infographics for Antibody testing

This post concludes our series on "Developing Infographics for thyroid testing." In this post I discuss the scientific basis and potential usefulness of two of our infographic memes: Thyroid antibody tests (overview)TSH-Receptor antibodies (TRAb) Overview of thyroid antibody tests This image aids in diagnosis of all three types of autoimmune thyroid disease: Hashimoto's, Graves' and … Continue reading Infographics for Antibody testing

Thank you, good thyroid doctors!

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving Day. Today all thyroid patients in Canada and all over the world can reflect with gratitude toward all our good thyroid doctors past and present. To guide reflection and thanks, I'd like to outline 10 of the important things good thyroid doctors know and do. We all know there is no … Continue reading Thank you, good thyroid doctors!

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 as other citizens with complex chronic health conditions like diabetes, cancers, and … Continue reading A Thyroid Patients Manifesto

BIBLIO: Atrophic Thyroiditis

We have compiled a bibliography on Atrophic Thyroiditis and the TSHR antibody that is continually under development. 127 items exist in the bibliography as of December 2018 Screenshot The database is in a Google Spreadsheet. Click this link to access : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MlwMCGUnEF_ptUE9S9znMnN5oNkuAqA2fUNxvD2zrRw/edit?usp=sharing