- July 1, 2013
releases patient video testimony demonstrating worldwide suffering due to insufficient treatment (www.youtube.com/
a grass roots patient effort united to improve the treatment of thyroid disease, reports that the current guidelines leave too many patients symptomatic and demands changes in those standards.
“Thyroid patients are suffering and endocrinologists fail to understand that current treatment guidelines are insufficient,”
states Michelle Bickford on behalf of ThyroidChange. “Endocrinologists recommend outmoded methods of diagnosis and treatment which too often leave patients suffering from debilitating symptoms such as chronic pain, relentless fatigue, heart disease, depression and anxiety. There is no reason for thyroid patients to suffer. We will not stop until we achieve ThyroidChange.”ThyroidChange
seeks to demonstrate the need for further research and change in current treatment options and diagnostic methods as addressed in this most recent press release and journal article, Physicians Ignore Chronic Symptoms of Hypothyroidism, Finds Peer-Reviewed Article
). ThyroidChange also sponsors a patient petition with over 11,000-signatures requesting changes in the treatment of thyroid disease, which was recently submitted to Scottish Parliament who is currently considering a petition lodged by its citizens regarding a similar accusation of hypothyroid treatment insufficiency (www.change.org/petitions/endocrinologists-patients-with-thyroid-dysfunction-demand-better-care
). Parliament is awaiting a response from the World Health Organization and the Royal College of Physicians (www.scottish.parliament.uk/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01463
aims to provide thyroid patients with access to effective thyroid disease diagnosis, innovative assessment and individualized treatment.
Please help this effort by visiting www.ThyroidChange.org (http://www.google.com/
to sign the petition and unite for better care.