Quick Notes Goitrogens are substances which interfere with thyroid function They can work on the thyroid gland or the hormones themselves Certain otherwise healthy foods can act as goitrogens, so anyone with low functioning thyroid function may want to be weary Thyroid Function Proper thyroid gland function and hormone metabolism is key for optimal health.…

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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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