Challenges in Thyroid Hormone Therapy: Why Is It So Complicated?by Holtorf Medical Group

On June 7, 2014, endocrinologists will gather in Los Angeles, CA for a one-day symposium focusing on various thyroid-related issues.

One of the sessions is titled: “Challenges in Thyroid Hormone Therapy: Why Does It Seem So Complicated?”

On the one hand, it’s promising to think that a group of prominent endocrinologists are joining together to discuss this important issue. The endocrinology community, after all, is not typically known for acknowledging — much less being curious about — the complexities of thyroid hormone treatment. The tendency is usually to prescribe Synthroid, Levoxyl or another brand name or generic form of levothyroxine, and then write off any unresolved symptoms as unrelated to the thyroid problem, as a consequence of poor lifestyle choices, or even, as a somatoform disorder, also known as a psychosomatic disease.

But for two decades, thyroid patients, advocates, and an increasing number of physicians — many of them holistic or integrative — have already been hard at work identifying and successfully identifying effective solutions to the challenges of thyroid hormone therapy. To some extent, it’s complicated because the endocrinology world makes it so.

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6 Replies

  • Let's hope there is a UK endocrinologist attending.

  • Kezia, as long as it isn't Weetman!

  • Or Vanderpump.It is strange though all this info and still no change it as to make you thing why.

  • Lizzy, we have to wait for some eminent dinosaurs to drop off the perch before more forward thinking practitioners are able to come forward.

  • 2014?

  • Treepie, Damn, just saw June 7 and came over all unnecessary at the thought of endos seeing the light *sniff'n'snot*

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