Why A TSH Level Isn’t Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

Why A TSH Level Isn't Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

In mainstream medicine, TSH is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. The sad truth is that this one lab test FAILS to give a full picture of thyroid health and leaves many thyroid sufferers undiagnosed or insufficiently treated. Thyroid health is a puzzle with many important pieces.

There’s a problem.

Many Hypothyroid Mom readers tell me their doctors refuse to test anything but TSH. They feel awful all while their TSH is “normal”.

There are solutions.

Of course finding an open-minded thyroid doctor is key. I’ve compiled a list of online resources to help you locate a good thyroid doctor in your area.

However there is another option.

Order your own thyroid lab tests.

Yes, there are online companies where you can order your own tests.

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Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism Was Responsible For My Son’s Missed Adolescence

Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism Was Responsible For My Son’s Missed Adolescence

This is a gripping story about a boy with undiagnosed hypothyroidism

and a mother who set out on a mission to get back her son’s health. [Read more…]

Busting the Iodine Myths

Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It

Dr. David Brownstein is author of the book Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It. Thank you to Dr. Brownstein for writing this guest post about the controversial topic of iodine for thyroid health.

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