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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Reverse T3 Thyroid

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Reverse T3 Thyroid

  ] Hashimoto’s Auto Immune Thyroiditis Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune condition.  Where your body sees thyroid as “foreign” or “not self.”  This stimulates production of antibodies against to your own thyroid.  There are a host of auto immune conditions including Sjogren’s (Sicca Syndrome). Lupus, Scleroderma, CREST Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis. [Important note: It is vital to recognize that the TSH test is being used as a screening test.  See previous blog.  It will not diagnose Hashimoto’s.  It will totally miss…

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Tyranny of the TSH

Tyranny of the TSH

The Tyranny of the TSH Let’s talk about further thyroid testing.  In an effort to reduce laboratory costs and find ever cheaper methods of evaluating thyroid function, the TSH has become the more commonly accepted first line test with “reflex” follow-up. Now this assumes three very important concepts. The feedback mechanism between the pituitary and the thyroid is intact and functional. It assumes a “normal distribution.” That is, a typical “bell shaped” curve of all values from low to high….

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The Why and How of Thyroid Dosing

The Why and How of Thyroid Dosing

Thyroid assessment and treatment Your thyroid is a master controller of vital human functions.  It controls your rate of metabolism and is the seat of your immunity.     There is an array of firmly held opinions, explanations and approach to treatment. Characterization and symptoms Hypothyroidism, an under active thyroid gland,  is common and is a frequently under-treated or un-treated endocrine disorder.     It is characterized by any of a number of symptoms including: fatigue weight gain or inability to lose weight depression…

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