Here is a common moment that occurs now and then in doctor’s offices. The physician looks up from their computer screen and tells the patient, “Your thyroid function tests came back normal, so nothing is wrong with your thyroid.” That statement reveals the dismal state of medical ignorance about normal-range thyroid lab results. It’s not … Continue reading Cognitive barriers to analyzing “normal” thyroid lab results
Reverse T3 in the context of health status, dosages, and thyroid levels
A collection of research graphs and quotations showing diverse Reverse T3 levels coexisting with health, in various illnesses, and alongside various T3 and T4 levels.
Infographic: Screening for hypo
This post continues our opening series on "Developing Infographics for thyroid testing." In this post I discuss the scientific basis and potential usefulness of an infographic meme on "Screening for hypo, before therapy begins." Antibodies Q: Why doesn't this meme mention antibodies? A: This one is not about diagnosing autoimmune etiology. First we need to … Continue reading Infographic: Screening for hypo
Relational Stability, Part 2: Normality of TSH and thyroid hormones
Does the statistically-defined "normal" TSH reference range for the healthy population describe the TSH range for a healthy individual? Does having a TSH within the normal laboratory range always mean you, as an individual are biologically euthyroid? Does falling outside statistical TSH normality really mean that you are hypothyroid or thyrotoxic? This is part 2 … Continue reading Relational Stability, Part 2: Normality of TSH and thyroid hormones
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!