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Hypothyroidism Unmasked: The ENT’s Diagnostic Journey

with Dr. Dana Gibbs

In this episode of the BackTable ENT Podcast, thyroid expert Dr. Dana Gibbs speaks with host Dr. Ashley Agan about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and hypothyroidism. Despite the high prevalence of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (1-2%), the condition is often misunderstood. Otolaryngologists and internists alike will benefit from Dr. Gibbs’ insight into Hashimoto’s presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.

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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, May 28). Ep. 173 – Hypothyroidism Unmasked: The ENT’s Diagnostic Journey [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Dana Gibbs discusses Hypothyroidism Unmasked: The ENT’s Diagnostic Journey on the BackTable 173 Podcast

Dr. Dana Gibbs

Dr. Dana Gibbs is an otolaryngologist specializing in thyroid, hormone, and metabolism conditions in Arlington, Texas.

Dr. Ashley Agan discusses Hypothyroidism Unmasked: The ENT’s Diagnostic Journey on the BackTable 173 Podcast

Dr. Ashley Agan

Dr. Ashley Agan is a practicing ENT and assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Synopsis

First, Dr. Gibbs explains how she shifted her clinical focus from comprehensive otolaryngology to thyroid disease. Recounting her decades-long, personal experience with hypothyroidism, she describes how nonspecific symptoms of fatigue, hair loss, and weight gain can lead clinicians astray. Then, she reviews the pathophysiology and diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Using labs and questionnaires, she interrogates the patient’s overall endocrine health, which she addresses using a combination of levothyroxine (T4), liothyronine (T3), and select supplements. She demonstrates how lessons learned treating Hashimoto’s extend to hypothyroidism management more broadly. Finally, the use of integrative medicine strategies to treat thyroid disorders is discussed.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
02:33 - Dr. Gibbs’ Personal Experience with Hypothyroidism
11:32 - Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
18:26 - Hashimoto’s: A Challenging Diagnosis
33:17 - The Role of Stress in Thyroid Disease
35:04 - Thyroid Medications
51:21 - The Role of Surgery in Managing Hypothyroidism
55:01 - An Integrative Medicine Perspective on Hypothyroidism
59:27 - Final Thoughts on Hashimoto’s & Hypothyroidism

Resources

Dr. Gibbs’ Consultants in Metabolism Profile:
https://www.danagibbsmd.com/

Dr. Gibbs’ Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/danagibbsmd/

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