54: Hypothyroidism⎥Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Sluggishness, with Dr. Alan Farwell from Boston Medical Center

Thyroid surgery and RAI sometimes results in hypothyroidism Most common cause is Hashimoto’s disease Weight gain, dry skin, constipation Very few symptoms unique to hypothyroidism Sleep apnea and being tired all of the time and weight gain. Brain fog and difficulty concentrating Blood tests diagnose hypothyroidism based on TSH levels, when elevated means it is not working too well. Explaining TSH in laymen’s terms Normal TSH in the U.S. is .3 to 3.5 Treating for feel rather than a number People with elevated TSH have many of the hypothyroid symptoms, but people with normal TSH levels may also have hypothyroid symptoms

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53: Hypothyroidism — Diagnosis, Treatment, and Medication with Dr. Leonard Wartofsky from MedStar

Dr. Wartofsky is Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  He trained in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University and in endocrinology with Dr. Sidney Ingbar, Harvard University Service, Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Boston.   In this episode, Dr. Wartofsky discusses the following: * Hypothyroidism causes * When is replacement thyroid replacement hormone necessary? * The history of replacement thyroid hormone going back to 1891 * The early treatment included a chopped up sheep thyroid and served as a 'tartar', often resulting in vomiting * Myxedema coma

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49: Thyroid and Pregnancy⎥Why It Matters, with Dr. Elizabeth Pearce from Boston University

In this episode, topics include: * Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism during pregnancy * Pregnant and without a thyroid * Avoiding T3 during pregnancy, including concerns with desiccated thyroid * If being treated for hypothyroidism already, the importance of upping dose while pregnant * Pregnant with auto-immunity * Pregnant with Graves' disease * The dangers of pregnancy and overt hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism

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37: Adding T3 to T4 Will Make You Feel Better? For Some the Answer is ‘Yes’ with Dr. Antonio Bianco from Rush University

A little T3 can make a world of difference for some thyroid patients. Antonio Bianco, MD, PhD, is head of the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Bianco also co-chaired an American Thyroid Association task force that updated the guidelines for treating hypothyroidism. Dr. Bianco’s research has revealed the connection between thyroidectomy, hypothyroidism symptoms, and T4-only therapy. Although T4-only therapy works for the majority, others report serious symptoms

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32: Thyroid Cancer Surgery? The Single Most Important Question to Ask Your Surgeon with Dr. Gary Clayman

This is a candid interview with Dr. Gary Clayman about thyroid cancer surgery and making sure a patient gets the best available care. If someone is considering surgery, Dr. Clayman discusses related topics, including: Do not let a doctor operate on you unless the surgeon can prove to you that he/she has done a minimum of 150 annual thyroid surgeries, and for a minimum of ten years. This means, do not see a surgeon unless he/she has completed a minimum of 1500 thyroid surgeries. Damage to voice box nerves is preventable, when surgery is done right. 90% of thyroid surgeries done in the U.S. are by doctors doing fewer than fifteen thyroid surgeries per year

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30: Thyroid Cancer and Children with Dr. Andrew Bauer from the Perelman School of Medicine, U of Pennsylvania

Managing thyroid cancer in children, sometimes more complex than adults In this episode Dr. Bauer shares the complexities of managing children with thyroid nodules, and differentiated thyroid cancer. This is a must listen interview for parents whose child has a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer diagnosis. There are a several important differences in how pediatric thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) present and respond to therapy. Kids are less frequently diagnosed with a thyroid nodule; however, the risk for malignancy is four- to fivefold higher compared with an adult thyroid nodule.

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29: Hypothyroidism — an A to Z Summary and Important Things to Know with Dr. Victor J. Bernet from the Mayo Clinic

In this episode Dr. Bernet describes that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that usually progresses slowly and often leads to low thyroid hormone levels — a condition called hypothyroidism. The best therapy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is to normalize thyroid hormone levels with medication. A balanced diet and other healthy lifestyle choices may help when you have Hashimoto’s, but a specific diet alone is unlikely to reverse the changes caused by the disease.

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27: Información Importante Sobre el Hipertiroidismo con el Dr. Alejandro R. Ayala del Universidad de Miami

En este episodio explora los siguientes temas: Opciones de tratamiento para la enfermedad de Graves. Opciones de tratamiento para el hipertiroidismo. Peligros de la medicación del hyperthyroidism. Síntomas del hipertiroidismo. Dr. Alejandro Ayala obtuvo su doctorado de la Universidad Federal Fluminense en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, en 1992, y completó su residencia en medicina interna en la Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo.

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26: The History of Levothyroxin – The Most Prescribed Drug in the United States with Dr. James V. Hennessey from Harvard University

The History of Levothyroxin, The most prescribed drug in the United States with Dr. James V. Hennessey from Harvard Historical and Current Perspective in the Use of Thyroid Extracts for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism In this interview, Dr. Hennessey describes the history, refinements, implementation, physiology, and clinical outcomes achieved over the past several centuries of thyroid hormone replacement strategies. James V. Hennessey, MD is Director of Clinical Endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard medical School. He completed medical training at the Medical Faculty of the Karl Franzens University in Graz Austria.

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25: Información Importante Sobre el Hipotiroidismo con Dra. Sandra Daniela Licht de INEBA ( Instituto de Neurociencias de Buenos Aires)

Información importante sobre el hipotiroidismo con Dra. Sandra Daniela Licht de Hospital General de Agudos Carlos G. Durand ¿Cómo sabemos si usted tiene hipotiroidismo? ¿Qué significa si es difícil concentrarse o enfocar la mente? ¿Qué significa si usted tiene altos niveles de TSH? ¿Cómo se diagnostica el hipotiroidismo? ¿Qué es Hashimotos? ¿Cuál es el tratamiento para el hipotiroidismo? ¿Puede la dieta ayudar con el hipotiroidismo?

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