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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24: Patient Story 1 – Judy O’Reilly – Thyroid Cancer and Hypothyroidism

In this episode, we hear from Judy O'Reilly. Judy was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2011. Following surgery, Judy speaks about the frequent challenges, including adjusting medication dosages, hypothyroidism, and her energy levels hitting the wall during daily activities. For Judy, the cancer diagnosis forced the conversation of talking about death with her children and husband. A singer and musician, the thyroid cancer and resulting surgery has caused vocal challenges.

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23: You Have a Thyroid Nodule, What Happens Next? with Dr. Regina Castro from The Mayo Clinic

Dr. M Regina Castro is an endocrinologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. This episode details the medical approach to thyroid nodules. Topics include: • 60% of the U.S. population has thyroid nodules • Discovered when evaluating other neck issues such as an unrelated pain • What happens when you are told you have a thyroid nodule? • How to know if your thyroid nodule is cancerous?

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21: Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and You Say No to Surgery with Dr. Louise Davies

You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and contrary to your doctor's advice, you choose to not proceed with surgery. Is this a patient trend, and how often are patients making this decision? In a qualitative analysis, Dr. Louise Davies reports on the experience of US patients who self-identify as having an over-diagnosed thyroid cancer. How likely is death as result of thyroid cancer? In a study by H. Harach, he sites that when reviewing random autopsies, thyroid cancer was prevalent in 34% of the cadavers.

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