Have you seen a doctor seeking answers regarding fatigue, weight gain or poor memory just to be told your lab results are “normal” without any explanation? This lab that they are referring to is TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). This number is nothing but an assumption about what a person’s hormone levels are downstream. If your doctor only tests TSH and sends you on your way with thyroid related symptoms, telling you that your labs are normal they are doing you a huge disservice. They’re only making assumptions about your hormone levels based on a frequently flawed feedback loop. If you are experiencing symptoms listed below you should contact a doctor for additional testing.
Common clinical features of hypothyroidism include:
Depression and fatigue
Hyperlipidaemia and hyperhomocysteinaemia
Constipation and weight gain
Slow return phase in knee reflexes
Coronary artery disease or cardiac risk factors
Dr. Della Parker is a Naturopathic doctor practicing holistic medicine in Portland, Oregon. The model of holistic health looks at the whole body not just isolated symptoms. If you suspect you’re experiencing subclinical hypothyroidism contact Dr. Della Parker for a free consultation at: 503.908-0881 today!