Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease

Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Manic Depression, Psychosis and Psychiatric Manifestations

Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease Susan has Hashimotos’ thyroid disease, and has been online gathering information and learning as much as she can.  However, Susan is bewildered by the amount of contradictory and conflicting information, and is asking me … Continue reading

Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy

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Low Thyroid, Hashimotos and Pregnancy by Jeffrey Dach MD Today is a happy day for Susan.  She just delivered a healthy baby girl, and sent me a cute baby photo with a thank you note.  Six months before, Susan was … Continue reading

Making Smarter Children With Maternal Iodine Supplements

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Making Smarter Children With Maternal Iodine Supplements A Young Mom WIth Hashimotos Thyroiditis Christina is a 32 year old mom with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Unfortunately, the autoimmune thyroid disease has damaged her thyroid gland and slowed thyroid function. Her lab panel revealed … Continue reading

B12 Deficiency and Neuro Psychiatric Disorders by Jeffrey Dach MD

B12 Deficiency and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders by Jeffrey Dach MD

B12 Deficiency and Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders by Jeffrey Dach MD A case was presented at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The patient was a 23 year old female with paranoid psychosis treated unsuccessfully with anti-psychotic medications and shock therapy.  The … Continue reading

Natural Thyroid is Better Part Two by Jeffrey Dach MD

Selenium and Thyroid

Natural Thyroid is Better Part Two by Jeffrey Dach MD This article is part two of a series.  For Part One, Click Here.  For Part Three Click here. Will Thyroid Medication Give Me Osteoporosis ? New concerns were raised by … Continue reading

Iodine at the Health Food Store by Jeffrey Dach MD

Iodine at the Health Food Store by Jeffrey Dach MD Japanese Reactor Accident and Radiation Leak In the aftermath of the Japanese Earthquake and Reactor Accident, reports of radiation leakage has spurred interest and demand for Iodine tablets as a preventive agent.   Iodine tablets … Continue reading

Myo-Inositol for PCOS and Hashimotos

Myo-Inositol for PCOS and Hashimotos by Jeffrey Dach MD Link to this article My previous article covered the beneficial effect of selenium in Hashimoto’s patients, with a decline in antibody levels seen in four controlled studies in the endocrinology literature.  … Continue reading

Production of Thyroid Hormone

Production of Thyroid Hormone Part One by Jeffrey Dach MD Above image:  At left is schematic of the thyroid follicle with inset box showing magnified view of thyroid hormone synthesis (next image). Image at right is typical microscopic view of … Continue reading

Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Manic Depression, Psychosis and Psychiatric Manifestations

Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Manic Depression, Psychosis and Psychiatric Manifestations

Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Manic Depression, Psychosis and Psychiatric Manifestations by Jeffrey Dach MD Pathophysiology of Hashimoto’s Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is infiltrated by lymphocytes which attack and destroy the functioning thyroid cells called thyrocytes.  … Continue reading

Iodine and Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Iodine and Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Iodine and Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD Above Image:Electron microscopy image of thyroid tissue from a patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, showing electron dense deposits of Antibodies (IgG and TG) along the basement membrane of follicular cells. Courtesy … Continue reading

Hashimotos Thyroid Disease and Molecular Mimicry

Hashimotos Thyroid Disease and Molecular Mimicry by Jeffrey Dach MD Hashimotos Thyroid Disease, What is It ? Originally described by a Japanese surgeon in 1912, Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland.(30)  Our own immune system attacks the … Continue reading

Selenium and Thyroid More Good News

Selenium and Thyroid

Selenium and the Thyroid, More Good News from Mainstream Medicine by Jeffrey Dach MD A Feb 2013 article in Clinical Endocrinology declares “More Good News!!” on Selenium and the Thyroid.(1)  They go on to state, “In patients with Hashimoto’s disease … Continue reading