Focus on the Thyroid

The Six Patterns of Low Thyroid Function

In Why Do I Still Have Thyroid SymptomsDr. Kharrazian describes six distinct patterns of hypothyroidism.

Citing the observations of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Dr. Daris Kharrazian points out that the majority of people with low thyroid function suffer from autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. When thyroid is prescribed to lower the TSH lab values, it does nothing to check the destruction of the thyroid gland by the immune system.

Dr. Kharrazian suggests that testing be done for immune system markers. It is possible that a person be out of balance with either TH-1 (T-helper cells) or TH-2. Unfortunately, this book was published as TH-17 was first becoming recognized and appearing in the scientific literature. This makes the information about the immune system inaccurate. Read More...