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 begins] TSH can play a useful role in screening patients who do not have any … Continue reading Relational Stability, part 4: The new thyroid paradigm
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 of the authors to illustrate their thought process. I then illustrate how the "barriers" are … Continue reading Thyroid patient blaming and shaming, part 2: True barriers
We all know a "thyroidectomy" is the surgical removal of a thyroid gland. Nobody removes a vital gland without a patient's informed consent. If your medical system and doctor are ethical, you as a patient have the opportunity to weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure and give signed consent. We need to consider … Continue reading Caution: Doctors perform T3-ectomies without our consent
Clinical guidelines are supposed to promote patient health and encourage evidence-based medicine and physician discernment, but thyroid guidelines aim to restrict testing, restrict medication, and prevent any change in therapy practices. Indeed, the enforcement of restrictions appears to be the main purpose of local and international thyroid therapy guidelines today. These thyroid therapy guidelines, and … Continue reading How thyroid guidelines are being used to punish doctors