This Week's Question
Submitted by Monica M. from Charlotte, NC, USA
What do you suggest for follow-up testing (which tests and how often) once a patient is on thyroid medication? Do you ever find that that people have hypothyroid "episodes" and can gradually go off of meds? Here is my background: My thyroid crashed after I landed in the hospital for cirrhosis to an already-damaged liver. Now I am back up and running, liver
Response by Theodore C. Friedman, MD, PhD (www.goodhormonehealth.com)
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Dr. Friedman (www.goodhormonehealth.com) is a leading endocrinologist in the U.S. with a private practice in Los Angeles, CA. He specializes in adrenal, thyroid and pituitary disorders, including Cushings disease and syndrome. Dr. Friedman is the Chairman for Internal Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCLA, and has privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King Medical Center. He has conducted numerous studies at prestigious institutions including the University of Michigan, the NationaI Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA. Dr. Friedman is also author of the book, The Everything Guide to Thyroid Disease.
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