Hypothyroid Prescribing Therapy Choices By Endocrinologists

Hypothyroid Prescribing Therapy Choices By Endocrinologists

Hypothyroid Prescribing Therapy Choices By Endocrinologists

Hypothyroid Prescribing Therapy Choices By Endocrinologists

Jonklaas et al

Thyroid 29(1) 2019 p.44.

Dr.Guttler’s comments :

  1. American thyroid association members surveyed.
  2. 389 answered to the questions.
  3. 93% treated hypothyroidism.
  4. 53% practice for >20 years.
  5. 23% 10 -20 years.
  6. 64% practice in the North America.
  7. 86% endocrinologist.
  8. North American endocrinologists were more likely to give T3 therapy alone, T4/T3 combo or even thyroid extract than their counterparts in Europe.
  9. There is patient pressure on endocrinologists to listen to complaints when taking T4 even if the tests are normal.
  10. Internet information on alternative therapy also pressures the physician to switch to T3 or thyroid extract.
  11. DR.G.
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