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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

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

Iron Deficiency, Hair Loss, Fatigue, and Thyroid – The Common Link

Hair loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and inability to function without 15 cups of coffee a day could be the signs of underperforming thyroid and/or iron deficiency. Unfortunately,  even if both thyroid and iron markers are checked, some important markers are missed. 1. Lab Testing. The common lab test includes screening for thyroid disorders (TSH, Free