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. Approximately 18 months after stopping the methimazole, she became hypothyroid and is currently taking replacement hormone.
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.
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.
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?
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?
22: 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.