Extensive Thyroid Test

Extensive Thyroid Test

Extensive Thyroid Testing

  • When you go to your doctor to have your thyroid tested they are usually only testing TSH which is a poor indicator of thyroid function
  • 60% of people with low thyroid function go undiagnosed despite having many low thyroid symptoms like fatigue, weight problems, digestive issues, poor hair and skin quality, hormonal imbalances and depression.
  • Early detection of rising antibody levels can help you prevent autoimmune thyroid disease with appropriate diet and nutritional changes
  • Poor adrenal function due to emotional, dietary or physical stress is one of the main causes behind low thyroid function
  • High cholesterol that does not respond to treatment can be caused by low thyroid function
  • Low thyroid can lead to depression, the answer is not to take anti-depressants but address the thyroid
  • Many people taking the thyroid drug thyroxine still have low thyroid function because their body is not able to convert the thyroid hormone T4 to the active thyroid hormone T3
  • Diet and nutritional therapies can enhance the effectiveness of thyroid medication leading to improved health
  •  There is a strong genetic link with autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroid disease so if you have a family history of thyroid disease it is a good idea to get a full thyroid test in your 20’s to help with early detection

 

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