Your thyroid is fine, but you are still suffering from thyroid symptoms?

Almost on a daily basis, I have patients asking me why my blood work shows that my thyroid is fine but I still have thyroid symptoms.

There are a few key points to this question:

1. When you go see your doctor, he will order a blood work to measure TSH, the primary hormone that regulates the thyroid. And then you obtain your number for the thyroid. Doctors use we call a “functional” range as a reference number for TSH. Usually, when the number falls between 1.0-5.0, the doctor would consider that the thyroid is fine. However, this reference number is an average of all patients who have done this blood work in the past. You can see that this is a problem. You have people who are healthy, people who have some issues and people who are very sick. This average is very broad. Clinically the reference number should be tighter, around 1.5-3.0. Using this new definition, many people will be considered as either hypo or hyper.

2. The second problem with this measurement is that the doctor does not consider all the other hormones that are known to interact with the thyroid. They only measure TSH and missing a lot of information. They should order the full thyroid panel in order to have a good idea of the situation.

Because of this broad definition, many people who suffered from thyroid symptoms like fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, weight gain, extremities cold, bowel issues, muscle pain, etc. are considered to have normal thyroid by their doctors.

Nutrition Response Testing analysis is a great tool that we use to determine the actual cause of thyroid symptoms. We only use natural products. We don’t use drugs, medications or any types of cream. We believe that by give the body the right nutrition, it will heal itself.

yours in health,
Dr Serge