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Half of Hypothyroid Patients are Not Satisfied With Their Current Treatment.

I am happy to share that greater attention is being paid to hypothyroid treatment and quality of life of patients with hypothyroid.  Here (below) I report the data made available to endocrinologists who attended a special American Thyroid Association (ATA) conference

Posted in hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Graves thyroid and eyed disease and selenium.

Graves’ disease and Selenium: my 2016  update Selenium is a useful adjunct to help management or progression of bulging Eyes, or orbitopathy in Graves disease. The thyroid stimulating antibodies of Graves’ disease produce oxidative stress, fibroblast (collagen-producing) cell proliferation and

Posted in hyperthyroid and or Graves' disease, Thyroid, Wellness & Prevention

Low T3 associated with worse health measures in hypothyroid patients.

A highlight in the concepts that I gathered at 2016 American Thyroid Association meeting in Denver Colorado includes the documentation that low T3 is associated with worse health measures and for the persistent hypothyroid symptoms in patients treated with levothyroxine

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer, Uncategorized

2016 update on thyroid cancer management and diagnosis of risks with molecular markers.

In this blog I will share with you what’s new in papillary thyroid cancer therapy this year: 2016 update on risk stratification for treatment and defining a spectrum with three broad levels of cancer recurrence risk (low, intermediate, high risk)

Posted in Cancer, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Hypoparathyroidism: Dr. B. Olson’s 2016 update

During the 2016 ATA meetings, I gave a dinner lecture, to endocrinologists, on the use of Natpara on behalf of Shire. Shire is the company that makes this hormone. Natpara is the only FDA approved “bioidentical” parathyroid homone 1-84 that

Posted in Bone Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, parathyroid, Thyroid, Uncategorized

A lower T3 is associated with a longer life.

A lower T3 in healthy individuals is associated with a longer life. Lower t3 and T4 and higher TSH (blood test that lean toward mild hypothyroids) are associated with a longer life. Supporting Facts are :1)The lower the t4 the

Posted in Lifestyle, Nutrition & Weight, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Wellness & Prevention

Why I Prescribe Levothyroxine (T4) First for Hypothyroidism as a Holistic Endocrinologist.

This month I had a patient who is hypothyroid, as a result of Hashimotos thyroiditis, ask me to give her compounded combination t3/t4 thyroid hormone therapy during fertility treatments and pregnancy. She was a new patient to me and came

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Lower energy expenditure and T3 in hypothyroid women on thyroid hormone replacement

Lower Energy expenditure in women receiving thyroid hormone replacement for hypothyroidism. In this March 2016 issue on Thyroid an article explores the effects of thyroid hormone replacement therapy on energy expenditure and body composition. This is a cross sectional study

Posted in Cancer, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid, Website

New definition of hypothyroidism in pregnancy.

I just returned from the Endocrine Society meetings where the guidelines for treatment of thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidsm) and thyroid replacement in pregnancy were discussed.  I will focus on goals for treatment in women who have Hashimotos (positive TPO- AB, or thyroid

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pregnancy, Thyroid, Wellness & Prevention

Iodine and Thyroid

This past month I had a few patients who had borderline hypothyroid lab tests. Some of these patients were vegan, avoided dairy or were lactose intolerant, and used sea salt. They had normal thyroid glands on exam and ultrasound and

Posted in Thyroid