The BTA Blog

The British Thyroid Association Blog


Welcome to the official blog of the British Thyroid Association,  we hope you enjoy the chance to read our members' news, advice and latest thoughts in the field of thyroidology.  


Although every effort is made to ensure that all health advice on this blog is accurate and up to date it is for information purposes and should not replace a visit to your doctor or health care professional.


As the advice on this blog is general in nature rather than specific to individuals the BTA cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use nor can he be held responsible for the content of any pages referenced by an external link

About the current use of Levothyroxine

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Thu 20 Apr

Levothyroxine prescriptions have increased from 19 million in 2007 to 29 million in 2014. We share an article which discusses this.

Treating an underactive thyroid

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 8 Feb

The care of hypothyroid patients who experience symptoms despite adequate biochemical correction is challenging and remains the subject of considerable public interest

About thyroid disease in children

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 4 Jan

How to spot thyroid disease in children and explaining the condition to them

How moods and emotions can be affected by your thyroid

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 7 Dec

A healthy thyroid plays a vital part in brain chemistry, so we should not be surprised that a thyroid disorder can cause unpredictable mood changes.