In the case of serious or life-threatening wounds, the patient’s survival may depend on his body’s ability to heal. In cases of severe physical stress, such as severe trauma and life-threatening wounds, a person’s body might be encouraged to enter into the conservation mode, which might result in lower body temperature patterns causing Multiple Enzyme Dysfunction and a decrease in a patient’s wound healing ability.
An interesting study, done by Dr. Silberman at the University of California (Surg. Gynecol. Obste. 166:223-28,1988), was performed on 73 patients in the surgical and medical intensive care units at L.A. County-USC Medical Center. The levels of all the different thyroid hormones were measured to see if any pattern could be seen in the outcomes of the patients. When all of the values were stratified and indexed, it was found that the patients with lower T3 levels and elevated RT3 levels, were significantly more likely to die, as were those with low T4 and high T3 uptake tests. Impaired T4 to T3 conversion typically results in less T4 being shunted towards T3 and more T4 being shunted towards RT3. This could explain the study’s findings. The researchers were quoted in Family Practice News Magazine (Nov. 1988), as saying that alterations in peripheral conversion of T4 appear to be responsible for the abnormal thyroid (results) that have been observed in patients with a wide variety of non-thyroid illnesses.
Another interesting study done by a Japanese doctor (Shigematsu, H.) published in October 1988 (Nippon Geka Gakkai Zashi, 89 (10): 1587-93) involved dogs in cardiogenic shock. Needless to say, these dogs were facing a great physical stress. Some of the dogs were administered T3, some RT3, and some no thyroid medicine. Many more of the dogs that were administered T3 survived as compared with the large number of dogs administered RT3 that died. This study suggests that RT3 can further impair the function of the body’s metabolism and that the WT3 protocol can mean the difference between life and death. Interestingly, critically ill patients often look like they are suffering from DTSF. They often have bloating, fatigue, and decreased concentration and mentation, among other things.
Believe it or not, the preceding list of symptoms and findings associated with Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome is not exhaustive. It does, however, represent some of the most common manifestations of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome seen in the normal course of practice. Considering that the function of the thyroid system can affect virtually every cell, every process, and every function of the body, it is easy to understand how DTSF resulting from Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome can have such far reaching effects on the human body. There are many more details and considerations involving Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome (for example, how it interfaces with many other health problems and many other aspects of life) which cannot be fully addressed in this one book. Rather, it is the purpose and scope of this book to provide enough information to help one imagine, to help one consider, to help one look for, and to help one understand the significance, impact, and importance of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. It is the purpose of this book to help us to no longer overlook this condition, and to help us look for and try to track down all of its almost infinite implications and ramifications. This information opens up a whole new field. The information in this book opens many new avenues shedding new light on how we might approach and manage many of the health problems addressed by medicine today. The ramifications are innumerable as we look at each facet of the field of medicine from a new perspective, rethinking our attitudes towards, assumptions about, and approaches to many of today’s medical problems in the context of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. It is hoped that there is enough information in this book to persuade one to realize that it is possible that such a condition can exist, does exist, and should be considered and treated. Especially when one considers how common, how debilitating, how costly (in terms of quality of life and productivity both individually and as a society), how easily recognized, how far-reaching (with many implications and ramifications), and how easily treated it is.