TSH

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.

This tag will be used for those posts that discuss the TSH hormone from the pituitary gland. It will also be used for those posts that discuss TSH lab testing. In particular the current use of TSH will come under scrutiny in some blog posts.

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Using SPINA-Thyr Software for Patients on No Thyroid Treatment or on Levothyroxine (T4) Only

SPINA-Thyr is a free diagnostic application, developed by Dr. Johannes Dietrich. The software application takes thyroid laboratory test values TSH, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Using TSH to Manage Thyroid Treatment is a House of Cards Ready to Collapse

I recently put out a blog post that introduced an important new piece of research that shows that a suppressed ...

Suppressed TSH on Thyroid Treatment Does Not Mean The Patient is Hyperthyroid – Research

There is a new research paper out which again shows that the current use of TSH when thyroid patients are on ...

The Thyroid System- What You Need to Know (& what your doctor may not know) – YouTube Video Blog 

My name is Paul Robinson. I am the author of three books on recovering from hypothyroidism: The Thyroid Patient's Manual, ...

Thyroid Laboratory Test Results and Ranges: Can They Really be Used for All Thyroid Medications? 

I have written about this topic in my books, especially The Thyroid Patient's Manual, and in various blog posts. I may refer ...

Low TSH Does NOT Cause Bone Loss / Osteoporosis in Thyroid Treatment – Research 

Many guidelines strongly caution against the risk associated with low TSH. Some doctors and thyroid patients have jumped to the ...

Only Free T3 (FT3) Tracks Changes in Symptoms During Thyroid Treatment – Research

Only FT3 tracks symptom improvement during treatment. This is a fairly recent and terrific piece of research that clearly places ...

Research Shows TSH Use Should be Scaled Back to a Supporting Role When Treating Thyroid Patients

The way TSH is currently used by endocrinologists and doctors treating thyroid patients is wrong. The way people are treated, ...