One common lab that gets checked by physician’s, but also gets passed off as normal when it is far from normal is thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This not only prevents a lot of people from getting properly diagnosed so proper treatment can be provided, but it also prevents those who would prefer to take a holistic approach to reversing their condition in the early stages before it progresses to full-blown thyroid failure.
Many physicians are using outdated normal ranges for TSH that are present on the lab, so please be sure to ask for a copy of your results and review them yourself now that you have this information available to you. I have a handful of clients who I have retested their thyroid using a full panel along with using the optimal range for TSH, which is a TSH between 0.5-2.0 ulU/mL, and was able to pick up Hashimoto’s or thyroid disease, which was not long after their physician missed it on their lab.
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I'm Meagan Reynolds- a certified functional medicine practitioner and dietitian located in Nashville, TN. After overcoming my own health challenges with hypothyroidism, I was motivated to create my own practice where I help women reverse their thyroid, gut, and hormonal issues so they can reclaim their health.