A new webpage “Radiation Dose in X-Ray and CT Exams” has been added to the Resources section. This website gives lots of information on X-Rays and CT scans with an easy to understand description of the doses used in various scans.
A new topic Thyroxine (T4) and Cancer has been added. This is very important as recent evidence shows that levothyroxine monotherapy is responsible for many cancer deaths. It’s important to disseminate this information so that we can reduce cancer cases and ensure thyroid patients get the best treatment if they are diagnosed with cancer.
A new Snippet about the effects of reverse T3 on type-2 diodinase has been added. This is a complex subject. It appears that rT3 inhibits T4 to T3 conversion in the brain with no effects on thyroid blood tests (TSH, fT3, fT4) and no effects on markets such as heart rate. An additional consideration is […]
I have added a Snippet about non-thyroidal illness (NTI) in COVID-19 patients. This includes a call for a study of TSH isoforms in athyroetic COVID-19 patients. I feel this is an incredible opportunity to understand how TSH regulates peripheral deiodinase and would ask all patients to lobby in favour of this proposed study.
A new topic Collagenous Colitis has been added. The standard treatment is budesonide. Many patients are unable to come off budesonide which is an expensive drug. I found that I was able to cease all medicine after using combined budesonide / colesevelam therapy for a short time.
The section ‘Subnormal TSH Secretion – Real Cases’ has been updated to be more precise and easier to read along with further examples including a case from the literature that describes myxoedema coma in a patient with ‘subclinical hypothyroidism’. The introduction to the syndrome has been separated out into a new section ‘What Happens in […]
A new Snippet Reverse T3 Inhibits T4 to T3 Conversion – An Enigma has been added.
The topic Subnormal TSH Secretion has now been completed.
The topic ‘Subnormal TSH Secretion’ is expected to be complete within the next two weeks. This will explain why a TSH that is lower than might be expected can have devastating effects. I believe this is a common disorder and have seen over 50 such examples on thyroid forums, lives wrecked because these patients are […]
The Acquired Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (ARTH) topic is now complete. The next topic will be Subnormal TSH Secretion. This will look at how it affects thyroid hormone levels and most importantly the effects on tissue levels of thyroid hormone.