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

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

Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule

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Hyperthyroidism from Autonomous Thyroid Nodule Iodine Induced Hyperthyroidism by Jeffrey Dach MD Brenda, a young woman from “the islands”  came in for a routine lab evaluation.  Her spot urine test for iodine  came back, “zero”, indicating iodine deficiency.   Brenda was … Continue reading

TSH Suppression Benefits and Adverse Effects

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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

COPD Natural Treatments

COPD Natural Treatments

COPD Natural Treatments by Jeffrey Dach MD Sally was a 65 year old retired secretary, and heavy smoker.  She smoked a pack a day for the past 50 years.   She has been short of breath lately and coughing up copious … 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

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

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 This article is part three. For Part Two, Click Here. For Part One Click Here Above Image:Electron microscopy image of thyroid tissue from a patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, showing electron … 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

Thyroid Pills Prevent Heart Attacks by Jeffrey Dach MD

Thyroid Pills Prevent Heart Attacks

Thyroid Pills Prevent Heart Attacks by Jeffrey Dach MD – Broda Barnes was the first to connect low thyroid with heart attacks and heart disease.  The Hunt study proved he was right….Click Here to Read More.

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test

The Unreliable TSH Lab Test by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Suzy takes thyroid pills for a low thyroid condition.  However, her primary care physician informed Suzy that her TSH blood test result was below the lab reference range, and therefore, her … Continue reading

TSH Reference Range Wars, Part One

TSH Reference Range Wars Part One

The TSH Reference Range Wars, Part One by Jeffrey Dach MD Click Here for Part Two Click here for Part Three I find it curious that  modern medicine continues to argue within itself on the proper reference range for the … Continue reading