- 5 times more frequent in women than men
- 5-10% of treated patients have
- Additional hormones often needed
- Individualised treatment essential
In a subgroup of patients both T4 and T3 treatment may be indicated
In cases of low thyroid function, the standard treatment is supplementation with T4, a pre-curser hormone for T3, the most active of the thyroid hormones. In our clinic we treat a subgroup of patients suffering from thyroid gland hormone disorders. This sub-group of patients report symptoms not satisfactorily regulated by traditional T4 treatment regimens.
A number of treatment alternatives exist which are often ignored by clinicians. However, patients may benefit from an array of hormone treatments, which may relieve many of the symptoms that persist with T4 treatment alone.