How Should We Diagnose Hypothyroidism?

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How Should We Diagnose Hypothyroidism?

One of the rubs regarding the thyroid is the poor correlation between dysfunction and blood tests. I have found that many people clearly exhibiting symptoms of thyroid dysfunction have no thyroid abnormalities when checked via blood test. At other times I have seen people that were clearly suffering from symptoms of too much thyroid hormone because their blood test showed that they were “low” and thus the doctor prescribed thyroid medication in order to make them “normal”.

If you have ever questioned exactly how we typically diagnose hypothyroidism please watch the video below. It’s time you challenge the idea of relying solely on blood tests. See if your thyroid is doing what it should not in relation to lab results but in life results.

In the first part of the video Drs. Hotze, Sheridan and Ellsworth outline potential symptoms related to hypothyroidism. These include:

  • Fatigue / Low energy
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Inability to focus
  • Depressed moods
  • Insomnia
  • Sluggish bowel
  • Loss of libido
  • Infections
  • Weak immune system
  • Anxiety
  • Joint and muscle pain / Fibromyalgia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Angina
  • etc…

There are other signs and symptoms and fortunately better tests exist to help you overcome the effects of low thyroid. Give us a call to discuss your case.

Dr. Allen Bonilla DC

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