DOCTOR INTERVIEWS

Endocrine

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54: 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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53: Patient Story 2 – Kimberly Dorris – A Comprehensive Analysis of Graves’ Disease

This episode is a thorough presentation of Graves’ Disease from Kimberly Dorris, an educator and expert, and also a patient. In this episode, listeners will gain a thorough understanding of a disease that is often confused with other diagnosis.

Kimberly Dorris is the Executive Director and CEO of the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, a small nonprofit organization based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Ms. Dorris has a unique perspective on thyroid dysfunction, having lived with both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. She was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2007 and took methimazole for seven years. A​pproximately 18 months after stopping the methimazole, she became hypothyroid and is currently taking replacement hormone. ​

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52: 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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51: 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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47: Avoiding Thyroid Cancer Surgery, Depending on the Size with Dr. Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan

You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and choose no surgery. Although thyroid cancer diagnosis has spiked around the world, a trend is to pass on surgery if the cancer is identified as low risk. In doing so, mortality rate does not increase and it avoids unfavorable events sometimes related to surgery, such as vocal chord paralysis, hypothyroidsm, financial costs, and lifelong thyroid hormone treatment.
In this episode, we visit with Dr. hypothyroidism, a pioneer in prescribing active surveillance in place of immediate surgery.

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