Hypothyroidism can cause anxiety, panic attacks and other mental issues

One of the few studies that is at least attempting to frame mental health issues in terms of endocrinology. More specifically, the study below demonstrated that people with Hashimoto disease have drastically increased rates of anxiety, panic attacks and risks for other mental health disorders. More importantly, treatment with an NSAID (ibuprofen) and thyroxine (T4) … Read more Hypothyroidism can cause anxiety, panic attacks and other mental issues

TSH in the mid-normal range can cause female infertility

A great study that exposes the utter absurdity of the ranges currently defined as “normal” for a number of biomarkers, but especially for TSH, prolactin, testosterone, estrogen, liver function, albumin, etc. Out of those, perhaps the most absurd example is the range for TSH. The “normal” range for TSH has been redefined a number of … Read more TSH in the mid-normal range can cause female infertility

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be simply hypothyroidism

The rate of CFS in the general population has been steadily increasing over the last 2 decades. While mainstream medicine refuses to accept the pathology as objectively existing condition, an off-label diagnosis of CFS is often communicated by a doctor to a patient, and is explained as being a “functional” idiopathic disorder for which currently … Read more Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be simply hypothyroidism

Levothyroxine (T4) monotherapy often ineffective for hypothyroidism

As most of my readers know, the currently approved therapy for hypothyroidism is levothyroxine (T4). While technically T3 and combined T4/T3 therapy are also approved by FDA, the former is only used in severe cases of myxedema and the latter is considered obsolete and a remnant of the days when the use of natural dessicated … Read more Levothyroxine (T4) monotherapy often ineffective for hypothyroidism

Long Work Hours Linked to Hypothyroidism

The connection between stress and health issues is perhaps the best kept “public secret”. As the saying goes, the only people who do not believe in the pathology of stress are doctors…and the dead. I would add to this category the profession of statisticians who publish studies like the one below. Despite demonstrating “dose-dependent” relationship … Read more Long Work Hours Linked to Hypothyroidism

Lowering DHT synthesis causes severe hypothyroidism, despite higher T levels

Just a quick post in regards to one of the most controversial steroids out there – dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Mainstream medicine has vilified this steroid for decades and has blamed a host of male and female pathologies on it – i.e. baldness, prostate enlragement (BPH), prostate cancer (PC), PCOS, diabetes, obesity, dementia, osteoporosis, etc. One of … Read more Lowering DHT synthesis causes severe hypothyroidism, despite higher T levels