31: [Spanish] La Conexión Entre el Corazón y el Hipotiroidismo. Entrevista con la Dra. Gabriela Brenta de Buenos Aires

En esta entrevista, discutimos los siguientes temas: * Menos función cardiovascular * Hipertensión * La conexión entre el funcionamiento del corazón menos y el hipotiroidismo * El riesgo cardiovascular * Resistencia cardiovascular * Mayor colesterol LDL e hipotiroidismo * Hipotiroidismo subclínico y riesgo * Niveles de TSH * Niveles de TSH por encima de 10 * Colesterol e hipotiroidismo * Riesgo residual y estatinas * Mejorando la absorción de T4 * Levotiroxina y buen cumplimiento * Osteoporosis

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30: A Patient’s Determination to Find Better Treatment for Hashimoto’s

In this episode we hear from Doug, and 37 year old, male patient of Hashimoto's. Discussed, are the following topics: • Panic attacks • Nervous • Sweating • Can’t get out of bed • Putting on weight • Feeling coldness • NP Thyroid® • L-Tyrosine • Synthroid • WP Thyroid • WP Thyroid and L-Tyrosine combination therapy • High heart rate on T3

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26: Diagnosed With Graves Disease Then Thyroid Cancer

18 years ago Lorrie was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Then, in 2017 she received a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.  In this episode we hear Lorrie describe the following: * Papillary thyroid cancer * Long delayed pathology results * Graves’ disease * Balancing Graves’ disease and a thyroid cancer diagnosis * Emotional roller coaster of feeling optimistic and other days of sadness. * The feelings and emotions of related to a cancer diagnosis * Being careful about the information shared on the Internet and potential negativity * Support network and family * Nodule size was 1.1 cm, but with history of Graves’ disease, she decided to forego active surveillance

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22: Hypothyroidism and Combination Therapy of T3 and T4 with Dr. Martin Milner from Portland, Oregon

Slow release, and combination therapy of T3 and T4, is proven effective for the treatment of hypothyroidism and total thyroidectomy patients. Dr. Milneris well published with texts, medical journal articles…

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20: Thyroid Cancer Patients Report Poor Quality of Life After Diagnosis and Treatment → Dr. Aschebrook and Dr. Grogan from UChicago Medicine

No thyroid = Poor Quality of Life and Depression (For Many Patients) The 5-year survival rate for invasive thyroid cancer is 97.9%, and the 10-year survival rate is more than…

Continue Reading20: Thyroid Cancer Patients Report Poor Quality of Life After Diagnosis and Treatment → Dr. Aschebrook and Dr. Grogan from UChicago Medicine

19: A Must Listen Episode Before Getting Surgery – Do Not Do It Alone, with Dr. VanNostrand

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15: Cancer Phobia?⎥Don’t Sacrifice Your Thyroid, with Dr. José A. Hakim – Hospital Universitario Santa Fe de Bogotá

No todos los cánceres de tiroides deben ser operados. No todos los nódulos tiroideos deben ser biopsiados. La mitad de la población tiene nódulos tiroideos. El 10% de esos nódulos tienen cáncer. En Colombia, 2,5 millones de personas tienen cáncer de tiroides. 15 millones de personas tienen cáncer de tiroides en los Estados Unidos, y lo más probable es que no lo sepan. Los estudios muestran que el 30% de los cadáveres tienen nódulos tiroideos con cáncer. Comprender las repercusiones de hacer una biopsia. Si se trata de un nódulo que no requiere cirugía, incluso si es cáncer, decirle a un paciente esto a veces hace más daño en la forma de estrés emocional que lo que es necesario.

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18: Managing Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules, with Dr. Kimberly Vanderveen from Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery

Kimberly Vanderveen, MD is a Colorado native and graduate of Bear Creek High School in Lakewood, CO. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She then earned her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 2001. In this episode, the following topics are discussed: * Two roads of tests: rule out and malignant markers * Rule-out tests picks up innocent behavior pattern. Most common is Afirma * Malignant markers, or rule-in tests, are useful at determining extent of surgery, and help avoid a second or third surgery. ThyroSeq, ThyraMIR, Rosetta * Do patients get both tests? Rule out and behavior? * Approximately 15% of FNA’s come back indeterminate. Some centers as high as 30% * Managing indeterminate nodules when a patient chooses no surgery. * Taking into account emotional, financial, and lifestyle goals of the patient.

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14: Regarding Thyroid Cancer, Are You a Minimalist or a Maximalist? with Dr. Michael Tuttle from Sloan Kettering

Regarding Thyroid Cancer, Are You a Minimalist or a Maximalist? Often, surgery is not necessary to treat thyroid cancer, but much of the decision will depend on the patient characteristic. During this interview, Dr. Tuttle discusses the following points: Challenges of managing thyroid cancer as outlined by the guidelines Scaling back care for insurance-challenged patients, and adopting a plan that gets the same result without needing the expensive tests Desired outcome is survival and no recurrence, a third is for no harm that would be caused by an unnecessary surgery Unwanted side affects of thyroid cancer include nerve damage, parathyroid damage, and infections

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17: Treating Thyroid Patients For 40 Years ⇒ Lessons Learned from Two Patients, with Dr. Elaine Kaptein from USC

In this interview, Dr. Kaptein discusses the need to consider each patient before making treatment decisions. In some cases, this may mean foregoing the removal of cancerous lymph nodes.

Continue Reading17: Treating Thyroid Patients For 40 Years ⇒ Lessons Learned from Two Patients, with Dr. Elaine Kaptein from USC