This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the TSH including why it isn't always the best marker of thyroid function in the body and which conditions make the interpretation of TSH less accurate. You will also learn more reliable ways to test thyroid status in your body.
TSH might be one of the worst ways to evaluate thyroid function and yet it is probably the most widely used thyroid lab test out there.
In an attempt to oversimplify thyroid function and management Doctors have become reliant upon TSH testing, but what if there was a better way?
A way that rectifies the fact that so many patients have a "normal" TSH but clearly have hypothyroid symptoms...
Sound too good to be true?
And we are going to talk about it in detail below.
In this post we will discuss why TSH levels are NOT the best way to evaluate your thyroid function, but more importantly we are going to talk about how to actually assess thyroid function and which lab tests you need...