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

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

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 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