Thyroid Hormones & Treatment

Paul is an active advocate for thyroid patients through his regular blog posts, which offer a wealth of information that both relate to his books as well as current news and insights.

Posts on thyroid hormones and how they function within the body will be in this category. As will the relationship to other hormones like cortisol. This category will cover the proper testing and treatment of thyroid hormones using all the thyroid treatments.

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Be Patient and Systematic When Changing Thyroid Medication Dosage

During thyroid treatment when either the medication type or the dosage is being adjusted, it is really important to use ...

Can FT3 be Used to Manage Liothyronine (T3) Thyroid Treatment?

Many doctors and thyroid patients think that the FT3 thyroid lab test can be used to assess the dosing of ...

Could Atrophic Thyroiditis Be Your Problem? It is Not Always About Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

This blog post is based on an article from Dr. Tania S. Smith, and on discussions between Dr. Smith and ...

We Need a New Paradigm of Thyroid Treatment!

It is desperately clear to thyroid patient support groups and to many well-informed thyroid patients that there is an urgent ...

A Healthy Thyroid Gland Can Compensate for Poor T4 to T3 Conversion – Implications for Thyroid Treatment

Dr. Tania S. Smith of Thyroid Patients Canada has written a technically excellent article entitled Thyroid T3 Secretion Compensates for ...

The Hypothyroidism Numbers Trap: Thyroid Production of T4 and T3 and Conversion Rate of T4 to T3 is Not Fixed

This article is based on an excellent new blog post by the Canadian Thyroid Patient's group Dr. Tania S. Smith. ...

More T4 or T3 Thyroid Medication May Not Always Raise Patients’ FT3 Levels in Thyroid Hormone Treatment

Sometimes 2 +2 does not equal 4 when dealing with thyroid hormones. This blog post is relevant to those patients ...

Many Hashimoto’s Patients Do Not Get Properly Treated Due to a Lack of Understanding of TSH-Receptor Antibodies

This is an excellent blog post from Dr. Tania S. Smith of Thyroid Patient's Canada. Dr. Smith explains the TSH-Receptor ...

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

I thought I would put this simple blog post on my website. It goes a long way to explain why ...

Principles and Practical Tips for FT4, FT3 and Reverse T3

This is from a post by Tania S. Smith on her website for Canadian thyroid patients. I have never been ...