Hypothyroidism bioengineered away?

March 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

First, I found the descriptive terminology interesting. And that is “..a bioengineered form of human parathyroid hormone…”

Will a biochemist please come forward and explain, in simple terms, what that means? As in bio engineered corn- it means they messed with the original corn DNA, right?

Second, in terms of neurological symptoms related to the disease, the marker is said to be low blood calcium levels. This is routinely checked. Refer to the Ca portion of your Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), or Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) and, I’ll wager, most of us have it at normal levels.

Still, I suppose, if I had the rare, and to date untreatable condition, I’d look at this closely.