We have a definition problem in thyroid science and thyroid therapy. A lot of confusion stems from the many definitions the words “euthyroidism,” “hypothyroidism” and “hyperthyroidism.” These are terms that can be defined in many ways by doctors, patients, and… Read More ›
I would like to applaud a 2019 article by Mitsuru Ito and colleagues from the Center for Excellence in Thyroid Care at Kuma Hospital, Kobe, Japan. Dear researchers, your article, “Thyroid function related symptoms during monotherapy in athyreotic patients” showcased… Read More ›
Valentine’s day is a good day to attempt to promote kindness and tolerance toward people suffering from a rather invisible health condition. Thyroid disease. What better day than today to identify and attempt to remove a medical attitude that is… Read More ›
A clinical trial comparing Armour Thyroid (NDT) and Levothyroxine (LT4) is now recruiting patients in the United States. The sponsor of the study is Allergan, the makers of Armour Thyroid in the United States. They hope to recruit 220 patients… Read More ›
This final section of my paraphrase of Hoermann et al’s landmark 2016 article articulates the shift from the limited, older TSH-T4 paradigm to the new paradigm that includes T3 hormone. Interrelational Measures and Emerging New Concepts of Thyroid Homeostasis [Paraphrase… Read More ›
There’s no surprise that patients and doctors would disagree about the incidence rate of hypothyroid symptoms in a given patient. “We have an average of 7.2 symptoms per patient” says the cohort of 262 patients. “No, you have an average… Read More ›
In this Part 3, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies.
In this post, I explain the good signs that thyroid patients’ self-advocacy is sometimes effective and is making a difference.
In this Part 2, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. In this post, I provide a fictional dialogue among three… Read More ›