Re: I think my aunts alzheimers is really hypothyroidism
I believe there is a strong connection between thyroid disease and alzheimers. In fact, I think doctors will some day come to the definite conclusion that alzheimers is an autoimmune disease closely related to the thyroid. That's just my speculation but I wouldn't at all be surprised.
My dad has alzheimers. I had the doctor check his thyroid. It was at a VA hospital. They only did TSH. It was 2.3 I think. He has congestive heart failure so there was no way the doctor was going to rx t4 drugs unless his TSH was way out there. I, of course, have hypothyroidism and so does my dad's brother. His brother is also in the early stages of alzheimers.
Looking back, I think my mom may have had a thyroid or adrenal problem too. She used to get depressed and she wouldn't have energy to do anything, She would go to the doctor and he would give her a B12 shot and she would just zip around the house. We'd call her speed racer then.
Anyway, I'm getting off topic here.
I hope your aunt gets tested soon.
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