My watch list  

Wilson's syndrome

Not to be confused with Wilson's disease, a rare condition caused by a defect in the body's ability to metabolize copper.

Wilson’s (temperature) syndrome, also called Wilson’s thyroid syndrome or WTS, is a form of low thyroid function whose existence is controversial.

Wilson’s syndrome entered the health marketplace in 1990, when E. Denis Wilson, M.D., of Longwood, Florida, coined its name. Proponents say its manifestations include symptoms typical of low thyroid function such as fatigue, headaches, PMS, hair loss, irritability, fluid retention, depression, decreased memory, low sex drive, unhealthy nails, easy weight gain, and about sixty other symptoms. Wilson says that WTS can cause “virtually every symptom known to man.” He also says that it is “the most common of all chronic ailments and probably takes a greater toll on society than any other medical condition.”[citation needed]

Wilson says the condition can be reversible and that people can have it even when their routine thyroid blood tests are normal. He states that the condition is "especially brought on by stress" and can persist after the stress has passed. He says that the main diagnostic sign is a body temperature that averages below 98.6° F (oral), and that the diagnosis is confirmed if the patient responds to treatment with a "special thyroid hormone treatment" (the WT3 protocol in the Doctor’s Manual written by Dr. Wilson).

According to Dr Wilson,[1] if your body temperature is routinely below 98.2ºF, you should be tested for the familiar thyroid problems using the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test. However if your body temperature is low and the test is normal, you may have Wilson's Temperature Syndrome.

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) disagrees. On May 24, 2005, the ATA issued this Updated Statement on "Wilson's Syndrome" which said in part: "The ATA's thorough review of the biomedical literature has found no scientific evidence supporting the existence of "Wilson's Syndrome." [2]

Dr. Wilson’s rebuttal to the ATA statement can be found on the website. [3]

In March of 2006 an article on the WT3 protocol for Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome was published on PubMed. [4]


  1. ^
  2. ^ ATA Statement on “Wilson’s Syndrome”. American Thyroid Association.
  3. ^ Dr. Wilson's rebuttal to the ATA statement”. E. Denis Wilson, MD.
  4. ^ Friedman M, Miranda-Massari JR, Gonzalez MJ (2006). "Supraphysiological cyclic dosing of sustained release T3 in order to reset low basal body temperature.". P R Health Sci J. 25 (1): 23-9. PMID 16883675.

See also

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Wilson's_syndrome". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE