One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid problems.
Thyroid problems are the most misdiagnosed conditions in our society. Many people suffer from them but their doctors do not know the proper way to test and treat these conditions.
Most doctors only look at a simple TSH, T4 & T3 levels and make a diagnosis or not based on these simple numbers. This lack of understanding results in a 80% misdiagnosis of the true pattern of hypothyroidism.
The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make Every Day:
When it comes to thyroid issues, most doctors never check for 3 big things!
Most doctors never look at these 3 big things but they are HUGE when it comes to accurately diagnosing thyroid problems.
Thyroid Anti-Bodies: When the body has anti-bodies to different regions of the thyroid or thyroid stimulating hormone it is an auto-immune case. An auto-immune case has a different underlying cause than a traditional hypothyroidism.
Reverse T3: When the body is under chronic stress it creates a cycle of elevated cortisol. High cortisol increases reverse T3 which mimics free T3 in the body but does not perform the same function. This is a stress induced hypothyroidism.
Free T3 and T4: The only portion that can make it into the cells of the body to be used is the free fraction of thyroid hormone. Looking at total T4 and T3 alone does not give us the right picture of what is happening with the thyroid function at the cellular level. Only the free portion does. You should always have your free T4 and free T3 levels checked when assessing the thyroid.
Vitamin D (25-OH) Levels: Low vitamin D3 is a common finding in individuals with thyroid disorders. We need to know the levels to set up an appropriate supplementation plan.
CBC & Chem Test: Anemia can be a common finding with thyroid disorders and it can effect the individual’s ability to get well. Elevated liver enzymes are also an important part of this test. The majority of T4-T3 conversion takes place in the liver. When the liver is functioning poorly, it leads to altered T4-T3 conversion and metabolic problems. Finding this on the front-end helps steer the practitioner to the appropriate lifestyle plan to help you get well.
Homocysteine: Thyroid disorders are often complicated by poor methylation processes and elevated homocysteine.
CRP-hs: Measuring C Reactive Protein tells us what the inflammatory status of the body is. Increased inflammation reduces the T4-T3 conversion and is often the culprit behind the individual’s thyroid troubles.
Magnesium: Lowered magnesium levels will effect thyroid function. This is a common deficiency and measuring levels helps with an accurate diagnosis and treatment of the thyroid condition.
*If your problems are related to any of these 3 findings than taking a standard thyroid hormone such as Synthroid or Armour Thyroid will not help and will not address the underlying causative factors. In many cases, you will actually be promoting more problems with your thyroid and other hormonal systems *
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This test will allow us to understand which pattern of hypo or hyperthyroidism you may be suffering with and that allows us to understand how to treat and help the body recover properly.
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