Which Thyroid is Best, Natural, Synthetic or Combination?

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Which Thyroid is Best, Natural, Synthetic or Combination? Susan is a 42 year old Professor of Literature at the local college (left image).  4 years ago, she had thyroid ablation with radioactive iodine for her Graves’ Disease.  Susan now requires … Continue reading

Unexplained Infertility Linked to Low Thyroid Function

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Unexplained Infertility Linked to Low Thyroid Function by Jeffrey Dach MD A new study in Endocrinology, found that women with unexplained infertility had higher TSH levels than aged matched controls, indicating lower thyroid function may be responsible.   Nearly twice as … Continue reading

Online Information for Hashimotos Thyroid Disease

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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

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

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