Some Thyroid Patients Cannot Regain Health with T4 Thyroid Treatment – Research

A new research paper has been published by Hoermann, Midgley et al. It is published in the Clinical Endocrinology Journal. 

There are some positive things happening in the endocrinology world,  but I am expecting this to be very slow.

Some of the take-away conclusions are that:
“In some people, no amount of T4 will regain normal FT3 levels”
and that
“…gurus now admit that some people cannot handle T4 and regain health”!

Here’s the paper information:

“Homeostatic equilibria between free thyroid hormones and pituitary thyrotropin are modulated by various influences including age, body mass index and treatment”
Rudolf Hoermann,  John E.M. Midgley,  Adrienne Giacobino,  Walter A. Eckl,  Hans Günther Wahl,  Johannes W. Dietrich and  Rolf Larisch
Clinical Endocrinology 81(6):907-15 · June 2014

The link to the abstract is here:

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Best wishes,


(Updated in February 2019)

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson is a British author and thyroid patient advocate. The focus of his books and work is on helping patients recover from hypothyroidism. Paul has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on thyroid and adrenal dysfunction and their treatment. His three books cover all of this.

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