The Scandal You Probably Haven't Heard About: It's Time To Improve Thyroid Treatment

The Scandal You Probably Haven't Heard About: It's Time To Improve Thyroid Treatment

"The Scandal You Probably Haven't Heard About: It's Time To Improve Thyroid Treatment" By Hannah Sole: pajiba.com/think_pieces/the...

Also: hsj.co.uk/policy-and-regula... (full text available for ITT members).

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Thanks for posting. Let's hope they reach 100,000.

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Lets hope WE reach 100,000. It's OUR fight, not somebody elses'...

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It is a brilliant piece of writing and Hannah Sole has to be congratulated in her clear and precise statement.

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I personally loved her feminist take on the whole issue ;)

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We have to remember the males who struggle as well and I bet they get the same unsympathetic responses.

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I agree and I have no intention to minimize the difficulties male thyroid patients experience. It's probably even more difficult for them to get diagnosed! Yet, there is a disproportion of females suffering from thyroid disorders while the proportion of males and females among diabetic patients is more or less the same...so why it that diabetic patients get so much better care and endos prefer to specialise in diabeties than thyroid disorders?There is an elephant in the room and we need to talk about it.

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I think it would also be beneficial if it as also reiterated that NDT was already removed and it was the original thyroid replacement NDT which contained all of the hormones and was in use from 1892 up until they stopped prescribing and many have to source their own now.

It was removed due to False Statements made by the BTA and RCoP and despite Dr Lowe's Rebuttal along with two yearly reminders for a response they ignored it altogether. Dr. Lowe was also a scientist and would have made sure his article was precise and he died through an accident.

thyroidscience.com/Criticis...

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The issue of ndt is also on the ITT menu but, for the time being, T3 withdrawal is simply more urgent.

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Yes - I agree as it is T3 which is being withdrawn at present.

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That is a fantastic article by Hannah Sole. Can she possibly get it published in as many other publications as possible?

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I don't know. Kitti1 - do you think there is any chance for that? (see marigold's question).

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The ITT petition has reached 19,230 signatures ;)

We need 100K of UK signatures to make sure this petition is discussed in the Parliament.

If every person who signs can get just 2 other people to sign and and keep that pattern going, we will be able to reach 100k.

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marigold22 Kitten1978 I agree that would be great but not sure how we would go about it or where ? Wouldn't most places want to re-write it ? i am send it out to journalists currently thou, newspapers mainly

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a re-write would be also good but they would need Hannah's permission to rewrite her article, wouldn't they?

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Kitten1978 - can contact Hannah Sole and ask her to get this amazing article published in as many places as possible..... Twitter - Hannah Sole@HannahSole.

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marigold22 , I'm not on twitter. You are welcome to contact Hannah and ask her whether she could get the article re-published.

If you have a good idea, just do it, please. We all have our hands full and the best way of getting things done is ...to do you yourself ;)

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I thought this was extremely well written as it is a 'dry' subject and even giving the basics of thyroid workings can be confusing to the layman. I only have one criticism and that is the inaccuracy of:

"There are patients who have had their thyroid removed and so cannot convert T4 to T3 themselves".

It needs correcting as it reduces the credibility of the other totally accurate information, you start looking for what else is wrong and the message loses impact. Also anyone who didn't know it was wrong only has to read the comments section to be told and by someone who proceeded to add further inaccuracies.

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The ITT petition has reached 19,413 signatures ;)

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The ITT petition has reached 19,592 signatures ;)

We need 100K of UK signatures to make sure this petition is discussed in the Parliament.

If every person who signs can get just 2 other people to sign and and keep that pattern going, we will be able to reach 100k.

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The Improve Thyroid Treatment petition has reached 21,127 signatures ;)

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