In Episode #149, I sat down with endocrinologist Dr Brittany Henderson to talk about thyroid health. Whether you have a thyroid condition yourself or are simply interested in learning more about how your thyroid affects your health, I’m sure you will enjoy this episode.
In this episode, we covered the focuses of endocrinology, types of endocrine-related disorders, what our thyroid is and why it’s important to our health, common thyroid disorders (e.g., Hashimoto’s), blood tests to monitor thyroid health (e.g., antibody tests), and how to manage thyroid conditions (particularly focusing on foods and nutrients).
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More about Brittany Henderson, MD:
Brittany Henderson, MD, ECNU (Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound), is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology with advanced training in thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she graduated near the top of her class at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she received the honour of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). She completed her endocrinology fellowship training under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research-training grant at Duke University Medical Center. She then served as medical director for the Thyroid and Endocrine Tumor Board at Duke University Medical Center and as clinical director for the Thyroid and Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is also one of the founders and the current co-president of the American College of Thyroidology.
Dr Henderson has received multiple prestigious grants from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and ThyCa (Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.). Her work has been featured on the cover of Thyroid and in many other scientific journals, including Endocrinology, Gut, and Oncotarget. Her goal is to improve the quality of life of those living with thyroid disease, both through novel research and medical guidance. For patients living with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, she believes that knowledge is power.
Her clinical practice is dedicated to patients with thyroid disease. She specialises in autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, ethanol ablation, and advanced minimally invasive techniques. In addition to using a mainstream medical approach, Dr Henderson also uses complementary medicine to explore the underlying root causes of thyroid disease.
- Brittany’s Instagram
- Brittany’s book, What You Must Know about Hashimoto’s Disease
- Charleston Thyroid Center