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.
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.