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Thyroid Function and Infertility: Wanted TSH < 2.5 ?

Physician-scientists from the neuroendocrine unit at Mass General Boston evaluated thyroid function measurements in health records of 239 women undergoing infertility evaluations over 13 years. Infertility is defined by inability to get pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse and

Posted in Pregnancy, Thyroid

Tiny Thyroid Cancers Grow if TSH is > 2.5mIU/L.

In the past few years we have moved toward the idea that less is more in the management of thyroid cancers.  This is particularly true with small thyroid cancers (microcarcinomas, less than 1.o centimeters) that are common and often incidentally

Posted in Cancer, prevention of endocrine disease, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Circadian clocks and the thyroid.

Circadian clocks run the thyroid axis and are present in thyroid cells. The thyroid axis clock Is regulated by scn, supra chiasmatic nucleus, in the hypothalamus. TRH from hypothalamus stimulates pituitary release of TSH. TSH peaks at 2-4 am and

Posted in Thyroid, Uncategorized

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