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Paper on trends in hypothyroidism in the UK

diogenes
diogenes

This recent paper shows the increasing trend in hypothyroidism and treatment in the UK:

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DOI: 10.1089/thy.2018.0251

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Trends, Determinants and Associations of Treated Hypothyroidism in the United Kingdom, 2005 – 2014 (DOI: 10.1089/thy.2018.0251)

Salman Razvi, Tim I M Korevaar, Peter Taylor

If the paper is not accessible to TUK through this, I have a copy I can send to Louise Roberts for access in full.

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I'm getting only the abstract with that link, are you able to access the full paper?

No. Just the abstract.

diogenes
diogenes
in reply to Greybeard

OK accordingly I'm sending the full paper to Louise Roberts at TUK

How fascinating. More autoimmune disease?

Interesting, but I wonder what is behind the results found by the study.

shaws
shawsAdministrator

I am one of the statistics - being diagnosed in 2007. Maybe as I diagnosed myself (doctor phoned to ask who gave me the form) there may be thousands more undiagnosed and suffering particularly, if tested but TSH not at 10 we remain the suffering/undiagnosed.

Hidden
Hidden

Mine was picked up in nhs health check... not 100 per cent sure when this started, maybe it’s related to screening and identifying earlier?

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Hidden

2008/2009 I think

Rise in autoimmune disease? - makes me think of that saying Genetics loads the gun environment pulls the trigger. So I believe there must be an environmental element to increasing prevalence of autoimmune diseases.

MaisieGray
MaisieGray
in reply to Kes8

And yet there was a high increase in the Western Isles of Scotland compared with the lowest geographic variation in London; which appears to be the reverse of what might be expected environmentally?

The abstract makes no mention of autoimmunity, perhaps the full paper does; but presumably there could be all manner of reasons for the increase - not least, greater patient awareness and reporting/expecting treatment.

SewinMin
SewinMin
in reply to MaisieGray

No, but I'm aware that most hypo is Hashimoto's these days, so that's why I first wondered about that.

Fluoride added to water caused a rise in hypothyroidism.

SewinMin
SewinMin
in reply to Muffy

Interesting thought: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...

Hidden
Hidden

Hi given about 95% of hypos are women would the statistics be better places over the female population - so from this I could assume 50% population women and if 4.5% (mainly women) over total population is it likely to be 9% women?

Thank you for posting! I'm sure the complete article will give many of us food for thought! The variation from north to south is interesting in itself. I shall certainly be asking Louise from access to to the paper-thank you

I wonder whether the north-south variation has any connection to the hours of sunlight and therefore possible vitamin D deficiency.

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