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
There's a lot of confusion out there about Free T3: Free T4 ratios in bloodstream. Part of the confusion is about how these ratios are expressed in numbers and phrases. Should you express this ratio in blood as 1:4, 4:1 or 0.25, or 4.00? A second confusion may lead to a more substantial and harmful … Continue reading An example of confusion about Free T3: Free T4 ratios
There are myths in medical practice, and misguided policies in health care systems, that prevent Free T3 (FT3) from being tested. It could save a patient years or decades of suffering and illness to perform this cheap test to reveal problems that could otherwise go undiagnosed in a T3-blind medical system. A fellow thyroid patient … Continue reading The myths that idolize TSH and denigrate FT3
In this post, I'll comment on the case study of a woman who suffered for 23 years with undiagnosed central hypothyroidism between 1992 and 2015 (age 34 to age 57) because her TSH was repeatedly in normal range. She developed impaired kidney function, muscle damage, and pericardial effusion. Who saved the day? A biochemist working … Continue reading 23 years of misdiagnosed central hypothyroidism with a normal TSH: Case study
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.