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!
When you are steeped in a medical paradigm, its fallacies can be as comfortable and taken for granted as an old pair of sneakers. In this post, I'll take apart several thyroid therapy fallacies, starting with the fallacy "description is not prescription." I will investigate many of the ways in which patients on T4 monotherapy … Continue reading Several fallacies in the TSH-T4 paradigm of thyroid therapy
This post continues my series of paraphrases of Jonklaas et al's 2014 guidelines that I left unfinished weeks ago. Posts in this series: 2014 ATA Thyroid therapy guidelines: 1. Levothyroxine 2014 ATA Thyroid therapy guidelines: 2. Ethics2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 3. Desiccated thyroid2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 4. Using Synthetic T32014 ATA therapy guidelines: 5. Research … Continue reading 2014 ATA therapy guidelines: 5. Research
This week, a BBC news article is circulating with the report that "Thyroid disease [is] being over-treated." (May 15, 2019). (1) More specifically, it reported that newly published guidelines claim that "almost all adults with mild or "subclinical" hypothyroidism will not benefit from hormone treatment." In response, thyroid-treated persons who suffer poorly optimized thyroid hormone … Continue reading Subclinical hypothyroidism guidelines delay (in)effective therapy
This post continues my paraphrase of Jonklaas et al's 2014 "Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism: Prepared by the American Thyroid Association Task Force on Thyroid Hormone Replacement." Posts in this series: 2014 ATA Thyroid therapy guidelines: 1. Levothyroxine 2014 ATA Thyroid therapy guidelines: 2. Ethics2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 3. Desiccated thyroid2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: … Continue reading 2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 4. Using Synthetic T3