26 July 2014

Understand your thyroid tests

 In conventional medicine the TSH test is the first and often only measure of thyroid health. Unfortunately this test has a somewhat narrow range that most doctors adhere to when it comes to deciding what’s “normal” thyroid function and what calls for treatment. This limited range often makes women wait too long to take active steps to support their thyroid, and they end up needing thyroid-stimulating drugs

Measuring thyroid function

With endocrine function, it’s usually best to gauge your health by how you feel — your symptoms are your first clue that something may be off. But testing is also an important measure of how healthy your thyroid is. Here are some basic thyroid tests and what they indicate Read more