MAIL ONLINE – ASK THE DOCTOR
A patient complains that with the cutting of their dosage symptoms of low thyroid have returned. The doctor’s response includes this paragraph:
I recall a key lesson taught to me years ago when taking my postgraduate exams. Dr Maurice Pappworth, one of the greatest medical teachers of the past century, used to say that when it came to supplementing the thyroid hormone, ‘treat the patient and not the lab result’ – take into account how the patient feels and do not merely focus on figures on a report.
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