A published study in the Journal of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity reports patient satisfaction of individuals on both Armour Thyroid (desiccated thyroid medication) and levothyroxine (T4-only) medication. The patients were given a course of treatment of both medications and then were asked to rate their preference.
Patient Question: “Why are optimal cortisol levels important when taking thyroid medication? How do I test for adrenal fatigue and what are optimal cortisol levels?”
Two studies released their findings that are significant for patients with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an organ-specific autoimmune disease which attacks the thyroid gland. This disease was linked to a greater risk for the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and an increased report of symptoms of depression.
A recent study is confirming thyroid testing beyond TSH and the revisitation of treatment options beyond the gold-standard T4-only. The work of Thyroid UK advisors Rudolf Hoermann, John E.M. Midgley and Johannes W. Dietrich was recently demonstrated in a research paper published in the Clinical Endocrinology Journal.
Cue theme music… Physicians will only use a single, outdated approach, and believe in its exceptional powers to cure everyone. The patient who speaks of suffering is scoffed at, because the thyroid is fine for the doctor used the golden test and miracle cure.