Thyroid

Thyroid Blood Work: Going beyond TSH and T4

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Autoimmune Conditions, Thyroid | 0 comments

Thyroid Blood Work: Going beyond TSH and T4

Many patients arrive at my office after years of feeling lousy.  They’ve had their thyroid function checked and have been assured it is normal.  But they feel terrible, experiencing fatigue, depression, brain fog and a host of other symptoms. The problem starts with the fact that the typical blood work run to test for thyroid disease is incomplete and only provides part of the picture.  TSH and T4 are the most common thyroid tests.  These two alone don’t reveal enough about what is really driving the patient’s symptoms.  To understand the complete picture of thyroid function, more needs to...

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