Errors in Modern Thyroid Endocrinology

Doctor Taking Bribes Errors in Thyroid Endocrinology

Errors in Modern Thyroid Endocrinology by Jeffrey Dach MD Web Sites like Janie Bowthorpe’s, Stop the Thyroid Madness and Dana Trentini’s, Hypothyroid Mom are very popular for a very good reason.  They identify and alert readers to the errors in … 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

Hypothyroid Risks for Infection

Low Thyroid Condition Predisposes to Death From Infectious Disease The greatest American Endocrinologist, Broda Barnes MD, was an astute clinician who observed the low thyroid condition is associated with  reduced immunity to infectious diseases.  These teachings of Dr Barnes (1906-1988) … Continue reading

Antonio Bianco TSH Inadequate for Levothyroxine Dosing

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Dr Antonio Bianco Rattles Cages in Mainstream Endocrinology Dr Antonio Bianco asks a very important question, “Does a normal serum TSH indicate adequate treatment in patients given levothyroxine (T4-only) medication?” His answer, published in the Oct 2016 Endocrinology and Metabolism, … Continue reading

Ten Reasons Why You Have A Low Thyroid Condition

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Ten Reasons Why You Have A Low Thyroid Condition  by Jeffrey Dach MD Susy, a 36 year at stay at home Mom, came to see me because of hair loss, weight gain, chronic fatigue and feeling cold all the time. … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid

Hillary clinton Natural Thyroid

Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid A letter was released by Hillary Clinton’s doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, disclosing among other things, Hillary is taking natural desiccated thyroid pills for hypothyroidism, and she has a Calcium Score of zero.  She also … Continue reading

TSH Suppression Benefits and Adverse Effects

Thyroid TSH Suppression DIffuse Goiter Jeffrey Dach MD

TSH Suppression Benefits and Adverse Effects by Jeffrey Dach MD At a recent medical meeting I attended, “the danger of TSH suppression” was mentioned.  The listening audience of doctors was advised not to suppress TSH with thyroid medication.  We were … 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

New Thyroid Book Stop the Thyroid Madness Two

New Thyroid Book – Stop the Thyroid Madness Two, edited by Janie Bowthorpe was just released. This is a book written by selected thyroid physicians invited by Janie Bowthorpe to write contributing chapters. Jeffrey Dach MD Contributed Two Chapters in … Continue reading

Following Thyroid Nodules with Ultrasound

Following Thyroid Nodules with Ultrasound by Jeffrey Dach MD Don’t Fall for the thyroid nodule trap. Yesterday, a mother and her 18 year old daughter came into the office for the daughter’s low thyroid condition.  She had just come from … 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

Graves Remission with Iodine Case Report by Jeffrey Dach MD

Graves’ Hyperthyroidism Remission with Iodine Case Report by Jeffrey Dach MD Carol is a 56 year old real estate agent who noticed a feeling of nervousness, warmth and rapid heart rate which worsened over a few days.  Carol called a … 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

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

David Brownstein MD on Thyroid Health and Iodine

David Brownstein MD on Thyroid Health and Iodine

David Brownstein MD on Thyroid Health and Iodine by Jeffrey Dach MD According to Dr David Brownstein, “Iodine deficiency is occurring at epidemic rates.  The U.S. Government’s statistics from NHANES show that almost 60% of pregnancy-aged women are suffering from … 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

TSH Basics

TSH Basics

TSH Basics by Jeffrey Dach MD The TSH Test is perhaps the most important single test mainstream endocrinology relies on for evaluating thyroid function.  Surprisingly, TSH, which stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, is not made by the thyroid gland and … Continue reading

The Unreliable TSH Test Part One

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test by Jeffrey Dach MD This article is part one of a series, click here for part two, and click here for part three. A Woman with Low Thyroid Condition Suzy is a 59 year old … Continue reading