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How to Interpret Thyroid Labs

Thyroid lab interpretation can be hard to figure out, but it is definitely possible! In my humble opinion, it is not just science, but also an art that comes with more and more experience and helps to figure out if your thyroid gland is slacking and why. As a rule, I check all thyroid hormone

Current Research on TSH Suppression

TSH suppression is common among the patients who are treated with NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid). TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. The simplistic view of produced hormones looks like this: TSH is not a thyroid hormone per se; TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce

Why TSH is not the Best Marker of Thyroid Function

TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. The simplistic view of produced hormones looks like this: TRH (Hypothalamus – part of the brain) -> TSH (Pituitary – part of the brain) -> Thyroid hormone Free T4 (Thyroid) -> Conversion of Free T4 to Free T3. TSH