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Stop the Thyroid Madness by Janie Bowthorpe by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:57am 1 Comment Stop the Thyroid Madness: a Patient Revolution Against Decades of  Inferior Thyroid Treatment by Janie Bowthorpe review by Jeffrey Dach MD Written by a non-professional, this is the most important thyroid book to come out in the last few years.  The book is timely because of two facto ... Read on »
The TSH Reference Range Wars by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 31 Aug 2011 7:20am The TSH Reference Range Wars by Jeffrey Dach MD For some inexplicable reason, modern medicine continues to argue within itself on the proper reference range for the TSH test (thyroid Stimulating Hormone). The New Reference Range for the TSH - The 2.5 cutoff Here is a little history of t ... Read on »
Update Last Doctor Visit by Ciara .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:38pm So I went to the Head/Neck surgeon on Thursday. Asked me a bunch of questions, felt my neck and didn't feel the lump. At least I don't think he did, though he said he did. lol He put that skinny tube w the camera down my nostril and into my throat to look around. He asked me if I've been coughing lately. I said that I had for maybe about ... Read on »
Thyroid Concerns... by Qadoshyah Posted Sun 24 Apr 2011 3:00pm Since thyroid problems are commonly dealt with in people with Down syndrome, I thought I'd share an article a doctor wrote for our book . This doctor has dealt with quite a few people with Down Syndrome and thyroid problems. There is a lot more info in our book on the thyroid also :). Doc Don, Downs, and Hypothyroidism The Major Handicap ... Read on »
Synthroid, Armour Thyroid, and the battle for T3 by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 07 Jul 2008 7:10pm In the last Heart Scan Blog post on thyroid issues,Is normal TSH too high?, the provocative findings of the the HUNT Study were discussed. The text of the study can be found at: The association between TSH within the reference range and serum lipid concentrations in a population-based study. The HUNT Study Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid that ... Read on »
His and hers low thyroid by Angela Williams-Dunford Posted Sat 27 Feb 2010 8:18am With all that’s going on with my thyroid, I thought I’d relate this quick story about my wonderful husband. Back in December he complained to his doc of being tired, at my behest. I think he would hate for me to list out his symptoms but he has most every symptom of low thyroid except for weight gain. And his mom is hypothyroid and has been on ... Read on »
thyroid & thyroid cancer, 101 by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Nov 2004 12:00am 1 Comment It was brought to my attention today that I use a lot of terms and abbreviations that are not familiar to anyone who hasn't had thyroid problems, or thyroid cancer. So I thought I would put together an entry of the most common terms and abbreviations I use. First, the thyroid is a little gland shaped like a butterfly on ... Read on »
Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Why Aren't Our Doctors Talking About This? by Gabriella Kortsch Ph.D. Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Sep 2010 10:09am   Sub-clinical hypothyroidism means that your blood work appears to indicate that you have no thyroid-related issues. Your doctor has assured you that all is well. But you don't necessarily feel well, or you feel you have unexplained symptoms that no one is paying much attention to. There is controversy about this subject in the ... Read on »
Endocrinologist Visit....Somewhat of a Waste by Ciara .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:38pm Well, in a lot of ways my visit to the endocrinologist was useless. I say that because she tried to tell me the same things that I have been hearing before hand. The first thing she said to me was that she didn't recommend surgery because my thyroid is only 4.1 in size whereas they don't suggest surgery unless it's 6.2 in size (i'm thinking ... Read on »
Doctor empathy associated with better outcomes for patients by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 13 Sep 2012 10:08am I was talking with someone about medical education yesterday, and was making the point that however much knowledge a doctor has stuffed in their head, it matters little if they are unable to communicate that knowledge effectively. Being able to effectively convey your thinking to clients and colleagues is a key skill for good medical care, I th ... Read on »