Thyroid disease has entered the public’s consciousness thanks to an article in the Wall Street Journal.
I debated on whether to write a blog about it or let it be. In the end, I decided it was necessarybecause of the misinformation out there on the topic. The most important thing when discussing complex issues like this, is being informed, objective, and logical. For that reason, I’m going to try and outline everything that hypothyroid entails, from diagnosis to abuse to controversies in the medical field.
As anyone knows who has read this blog, I am staunchly anti-performance enhancing drugs. So I get where people freak out when the word “hormone” is used, but I want people to realize that for some, it’s a medical necessity.
I’m not an endocrinologist, but I have had Hashimoto’s disease since I was about 14. My hope is that people get a better understanding of what thyroid issues entail and then understand where the gaps in the current treatment are, and the possible places for abuse.