This is my breakdown of the verywell health thyroid survey which went out to over 800+ thyroid patients.
This survey is full of very interesting and relevant results which can potentially help guide thyroid treatment in the future.
This survey was NOT done by me but this video is my commentary and opinion on the survey. You can find the entire survey and results directly at this link: https://www.verywellhealth.com/survey-finds-doctors-are-failing-thyroid-disease-patients-4583130
The main takeaways from this survey include:
#1. Regarding thyroid treatment with thyroid medication, only 6 percent of people felt completely satisfied with only 1 in 5 people (or 20%) feeling completely unsatisfied in their treatment.
#2. No matter how many years they have been getting treatment, only 35% of thyroid patients claim that they have gotten better.
#3. 45% of people in this survey have been receiving thyroid treatment for over 10 years.
The results of this survey clearly show that the current hypothyroid treatment paradigm is failing patients, but why is that?
I think one of the main reason has to do with how doctors (and even patients) look at hypothyroid treatment.
The majority of this treatment focuses on T4 thyroid medication (which over 90% of patients in this study are taking) and reliance upon TSH testing.
My own personal experience suggests that about 90%+ of patients feel great when they are taking combination T4 + T3 thyroid medication.
Learn more about my thoughts and opinions on this survey in this video and blog post.
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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.
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