Sticky note on mirror reading tired. and text bubble saying Hypothyroid disease? Test these too!

Hypothyroidism is a common condition, characterized by low functioning thyroid. Lab testing is routinely conducted to diagnose and monitor thyroid conditions. While assessing your health, there are various other important things to test, as they can actually be contributing to your thyroid dysfunction, or your thyroid can affect them. For a full review of thyroid…

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Vials of blood held in a gloved hand with text bubble saying is TSH testing enough?

In ‘ideal’ thyroid physiology, a patient’s symptoms would be reflected in their blood work. As doctors, we learn low TSH is associated with hyperthyroidism and high TSH is associated with hypothyroidism. For a full recap on normal thyroid physiology, click here. Usually, thyroid lab test results match the symptoms. Ideal Situations Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)…

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thyroid gland with arrow pointing upwards and text bubble saying what is hyperthyroid disease?

Hyperthyroidism is the abnormally high activity of the thyroid gland. Since the thyroid gland serves so many functions, signs and symptoms are varying and can affect many aspects of human health. Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed by signs and symptoms and confirmed with blood tests and sometimes scans. It affects approximately 2% of women and 0.2% of…

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A Naturopathic Approach to THYROID HEALTH Thyroid Health at Absolute Health and Wellness The thyroid gland is in the neck. It is one of several tissues which make hormones, making it a part of the endocrine system. The thyroid gland receives input from two brain structures: the Hypothalamus  and Anterior Pituitary Gland. These release hormones…

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Skeleton with thyroid gland superimposed and labelled with T3, T4, TSH, rT3, and TP0Ab Anti-TG and text bubble reading Basic Thyroid Lab Testing

Lab testing is commonly performed to assess and diagnose thyroid disease. We use these tests to look for hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and other thyroid related conditions. Commonly Run Thyroid Function Tests Thyroid function tests are the blood tests done to assess thyroid function; they are one of the most requested lab investigations. In the majority of…

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thyroid and cholesterol connection

Patients with abnormal lipid profiles (including cholesterol) are often prescribed cholesterol-lowering medications. I often tell my patients that their thyroid health directly affects their blood-cholesterol levels. Many patients are surprised as their primary physician may not have investigated this connection. The Claim: Your Cholesterol May be High Due to Low Thyroid Function You’ll see there…

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