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Many physicians are using outdated normal ranges for TSH that are present on the lab, so please be sure to ask for a copy of your results and review them yourself now that you have this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 registered dietitian and certified functional medicine practitioner in Nashville, TN who teaches people how to reclaim their health so they can be the brightest version of themselves. My specialty is in thyroid disease and the many symptoms associated with it. I'm passionate about helping my clients find the root cause of their symptoms and supporting them on their healing journey.