Many women are forced into an impossible situation when they tell their doctor about all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism they are experiencing. They most likely will be denied the proper diagnosis and treatment because of a single blood test. This tragedy is due to the unfortunate mindset cultivated by mainstream medicine that the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) blood test is the “gold standard” used to diagnose hypothyroidism, while it actually fails the majority of patients.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
Loss of energy, fatigue Tired all the time
Can’t sleep, insomnia Wake up exhausted
Brain fog, can’t think clearly Difficulty concentrating
Memory loss Constipation
Weight gain Difficulty losing weight
Cold hands and feet Cold sensitivity, cold all the time
Hair loss Dry skin
Depression Mood swings
Muscle pain and cramps Joint pain
Recurrent and chronic infections Menstrual irregularities
Headaches Fluid retention
If you take only one thing away from this post, know that regardless of what a single blood test says, hypothyroidism could still be the cause of your symptoms! It is important to find a doctor who will listen to you and evaluate your clinical symptoms and history.
The TSH blood test is not the most accurate way to diagnose hypothyroidism. While your thyroid gland may be producing enough thyroid hormones so that the TSH blood test falls within the normal range, your cells may not be able to use those hormones efficiently, which is why you would still have symptoms of hypothyroidism. It’s as simple as that.
Get the scoop from our doctors themselves. Watch this informational video to discover more reasons why hypothyroidism is so commonly undiagnosed.
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