i am reading a few posts about doctors reducing the dose of thyroid medication because of the risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Osteoporosis.
Doctors shouldn't simply say that there is "a risk". They should say
"there is an increase in the risk of Atrial Fibrillation of x% and an increase in the risk of osteoporosis of y% if you are taking more thyroid hormone than actually (clinically) need."
I have read research that says that the actual increase in the risk is small, but does anybody know the actual increase in risk for those patients who are slightly hyper?
I am hoping diogenes may have some information on that, but anybody else with some real statistics can help.