There is actually plenty of hard evidence as to why hypothyroid patients get the poor treatment they do. It's all about conventional medicine and how Big Pharma keeps them doing exactly what they want them to do in order to create new diseases and the medicines by which to treat them.
Even if most are fabrications and based solely on the symptoms -- most are symptoms of hypothyroidism. If they treat hypothyroidism correctly, there would not be a plethora of symptoms to treat (even if not genuinely).
For all of you looking for a definitive answer on just why conventional doctors don't listen to you and choose to heed what Big Pharma tells them to do: please take a look at the generous excerpt from "Selling Sickness" -- subtitled, "How the World's Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients," by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels (2005). From the mouth of pharmaceutical companies such as Merck's head honchos -- to your reading eyes. You won't believe how blatant it all is -- but it's all true.
You will no longer wonder why many of the drugs that are meted out left and right are disruptive to thyroid function and why you're not getting what you need when hypothyroidism is apparent. You see, thyroid dysfunction causes over 300 symptoms. Any one of those symptoms created by hypothyroidism (the lack of T3 in the cells) is given a name and then another pill is created and prescribed to treat that new syndrome or disorder.
The biggest revelation to me (I don't know if the authors of the book realize this, and I only read the part at the link) is that hypothyroidism pays for Big Pharma's influence more than any other dysfunction. As most all other syndromes and illnesses are somewhat due to the lack of T3 in all the cells of the body. It must be there for optimal health.
Conventional doctors are brainwashed as they look to Big Pharma to interpret disease and then go about profiting from it by coming up with a treatment for whatever disease (assessed by guidelines as set by Big Pharma) they deem profitable.
The top two indications of hypothyroidism are high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Big Pharma teaches doctors to treat both as a separate disease of hypothyroidism. If the patient were given sufficient thyroid hormone to produce T3 for all their cells, they wouldn't have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Mind you, neither are necessarily proven to be a health issue. Whether or not something is a problem depends on where the testing originated and what was to be gained by findings that would merit pharmaceuticals as a symptom reliever for the problem (they never say its a cure). So no one cares about getting hypothyroidism corrected -- as its symptoms fuel the pharmaceutical industry and keep it cash fat for buying more influence to continue their same ruse.
That means keeping thyroid dysfunction ongoing is a sure thing for big billions of profits.
Not at all a coincidence. Statins and beta-blockers are known inhibitors of thyroid function. If you know how the body works, you can easily see the detriment of stopping all cholesterol from being produced when the body cannot live without it. We need cholesterol for the production of hormones, and not just thyroid hormones.
Beta-blockers are given for A-Fib (irregular heartbeat from an unknown cause). The thing is that irregular heartbeats are known to have a cause: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Somehow, conventional doctors recognize hyper but not hypo, even though it's been proven. And why wouldn't it be? Most all of us have experienced serious palpitations and what is called "A-Fib" when we're late taking our thyroid hormone.
It is advantageous and profitable for Big Pharma when doctors don't have a clue as to what's really going on. They only care about the bonuses they get for writing a myriad of prescriptions that most of their patients don't need at all, and never did. Side-effects are thought of as part of the solution, a necessary risk. Yet no one is getting well under their care.
It's a shame that the vast majority of hypo cases begin with a lack of nutrients which must be in place to facilitate complete thyroid function -- including the conversion of T4 to T3. But doctors let it continue on until the TSH illustrates how sick the patient supposedly is. By that time, the lack of T3 in the cells can cause a number of symptoms seen as 'syndromes' or 'disorders' of another ilk and subsequently treated with pharmaceuticls created for that purpose. None of which gets down the root cause of it all: hypothyroidism not properly treated. . This is by design, no doubt about it. They still then are adamant about prescribing a T4 product that still must be converted before useful and in the meantime does nothing to correct the lack of T3 in the cells. There are lots of brand name medicines that pay handsomely when prescribed -- that includes Levothyroxine.
Governments allow the incentives and rewards given to conventional doctors who loyally prescribe brand name medicines -- whether they are helpful to the patient or not. Their hand goes to the pad and they are on Auto-Pilot. This should never be allowed. Yet it is.
To keep Levothyroxine being used, they are instructed to test TSH. It's all they need, they say: test TSH and give Levothyroxine. Well, we all know that doesn't work most of the time, so why do they continue to do it? So they can have reason to prescribe the brand-name T4 that pays the most when they do it? Perhaps that is why iodine is never tested, even though it is the number one cause of hypothyroidism. It all stinks.
Because patients are therefore kept far less than optimal as TSH is a poor indicator of thyroid function. It certainly cannot attest to what thyroid hormone is in the body other than that which is taken daily by the patient. So it's ridiculous to use TSH as a measure by which to maintain dosing needs.
When TSH is used instead of Free T4 and Free T3 for maintenance dosing and then when "too low" is also used to lower the hormone dose that makes us feel the best -- and when statins are used to lower cholesterol (which we need to produce thyroid hormones and the body cannot live without) or when beta-blockers are used to quiet the palpitations and A-Fib that our hypothyroid body is using to tell us we are in need of thyroid hormone (or have too much) -- well, it's all very self-serving for the pharmaceutical industry. They get richer. We get sicker.
The conflict-of-interest is bold and in our face -- it's one big circus with a huge midway that fleeces us of our money, our peace of mind and our overall health. Yet, most keep returning for more of the same maltreatment. They know not what else to do. But there are options.
Gaining knowledge of what the conventional medicine industry, under the thumb of Big Pharma, does to corrupt doctors and make them Sheeple. They dictate and doctors follow. Conventional doctors are the Sheeple that helps turn all unknowing hypothyroid individuals into Cash Cows for themselves and for Big Pharma.
So no... there is no discrimination of whomever it is conventional doctors are taught to systematically keep sick. Doing so makes the big bucks for Big Pharma, which then buys political power to continue doing it over and over again. The sad this is that everyone who should know about this probably does. But Big Pharma is huge, a monster with more cash than all else and is gobbling up the health of a world of citizens with every pill they make. They make the need for the pill, then they create the pill.
So why do doctors go along with it? Because they've been paid and perk-riddled and found caught-up looking only at the money given them by Big Pharma, rather than recognizing the corruption and havoc wreaked at the expense of all those they've made sick and kept sick for more of their poison pills.
It's up to us to know better. It's up to us to change our health. We do not need to depend on doctors who make us sicker. We can understand what we need for good thyroid health, or we can find a doctor of functional medicine who understand it and can turn one's life around.
The more you know... the more you'll be empowered to do the right thing for yourself. There's no stopping Big Pharma. Our governments are too dependent on the money gained from Big Pharma's evil doings. But we can refuse to use conventional doctors! That's the only way anything will ever change. They've been exposed countless times. No better way to expose them than to find a way to heal our issues by means other than a conventional doctor. That will get the attention of others.
Whatever it takes to make you well is up to you to find. It's out there. And so is the knowledge you can obtain to heal your body and be well. There are many reputable doctors of functional medicine if you look for them. We can change all of this nonsense if we expose it by demanding proper treatment and then going about finding where to get it. Continuing to let conventional doctors yank your chain will never make you well. It will make you sicker and more disgusted. But hypothyroidism left untreated is a disaster you don't want to experience. I've been there because doctors and endocrinologists who treated me were totally inept. Honestly, most have no idea what they're doing.
Please read the first few chapters, it will enlighten you:
Disclaimer: I don't know the authors and am not being compensated in any way by recommending you peruse the book excerpts free of charge. It is only for the content it offers that it was chosen as an example of truth regarding the conventional medicine industry that is the henchman for Big Pharma. If you are not aware, then it should open you eyes to the reality of conventional medicine and provoke you to read more about it via a number of sources.
Healing Hugs to all!