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Thyroid Hormone Reduces Afib (at least in rats).

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ema, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    New York Institute of Technology. "Thyroid hormones reduce animal cardiac arrhythmias." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 December 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141210140838.htm>.
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    @Ema

    Do you have a direct link to this? I went to the page and it gave complicated instructions to find the article. Maybe I'll try later today when hopefully I will be less foggy. Perhaps some caffeine would help?

    Thanks

    Barb
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque

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    Replying as a human (most of the time that is), thyroid hormones can also be a risk for Afib unless they are really well calibrated. For me, I was taking a low dose, checking every few months, but my ME treatment caused hormone function to improve rather rapidly and I became hyperthyroid without knowing it--until I had to go to the ER with extreme Afib.

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    That's why I was asking about this study as it seems counterintuitive.

    At one time, I was hyperthyroid, it runs in my family, and it was quite scary. Fortunately, there was no damage to my heart, but I was also very young. This is why I find it disturbing when people play around with their dosage based only on how they feel.

    Of course there are the gray areas where a clinical decision has to be made whether watchful waiting or a low dose of thyroid medicaion is needed. But this decision needs to be made by a patient and his or her endocrinologist, who has had years of specialized training to decide a treatment plan.

    I am now hypothyroid and because my levels of medication have needed to be raised more than most people in the same amout of time, I am tested every three months.

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