The underactive thyroid has been a recognised and potentially mortal illness for over a century now, but the incidence of the condition seems to be increasing, and its treatment less effective than ever.
A scandalous lack of knowledge by doctors and an epidemic of undiagnosed thyroid problems may be behind the other growing epidemic of our times: ME
The complex process of thyroid functioning is initiated in the hypothalamus and controlled by the pituitary gland. Both are 'master glands',
Q I am 72 years old and pretty active, but when I’m at rest - say, watching TV or in bed - my heart pounds like a sledgehammer. I often feel anxious and can’t catch my breath.
For 20 years, I have had angina as a side-effect of thyroxine (a hormone therapy for an underactive thyroid). Do you know of any way to counteract or prevent this pain? - Shirley Kingsley, via e-mail
I have been trying to figure out how to fight a standard medical procedure, the examination of the genitals of children during routine physical examinations, barring any obvious medical problems. ...
I am 54, and I have an underactive thyroid for which I take thyroxine. In 1989, I unfortunately allowed myself to be talked into taking HRT. The one reason that persuaded me was the protection it ...
General practitioners are in a good position to spot major failings of the medical options available to us. High on the list is the inadequate way we deal with heart disease risk. In 1980, I came ...
In 1994, I was prescribed HRT together with thyroxine for no proven reason and without monitoring. My excellent health of 30 years from taking 100 mcg of thyroxine changed.