How biotin interferes with thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over the counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what to …

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Why the TSH isn't the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

Why the TSH isn’t the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

If you’ve been on my website before, or if you’ve read my blog, then you know that one of my major goals is to try and change how doctors think about treating thyroid-related issues.  My personal belief is that patients do not benefit from the archaic treatment paradigm which focuses solely on the TSH.  Today I want …

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TSH levels during pregnancy: what's healthy and normal?

TSH Levels During Pregnancy: What’s Healthy & Normal?

Pregnancy puts extra strain on thyroid function.  This is especially true if you suffer from thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s.  If you fit into this category then you should pay special attention to your thyroid numbers while you are pregnant.  This article is devoted to that topic.  I want to share with you the importance of understanding …

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Low TSH symptoms: 5 important causes plus your next steps

Low TSH Symptoms: 5 Important Causes + Your Next Steps

Have you been told that you have a low TSH? Are you experiencing symptoms such as It may surprise you to know that a low TSH can be associated with multiple conditions all of which present in different ways.  This article will go into detail on how to interpret your TSH, how to determine the cause, the symptoms …

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TRH and TSH: How they impact thyroid function

TRH and TSH: How they Impact Thyroid Function & More

TRH is an important hormone produced by your brain which regulates thyroid function in your body.  But most doctors aren’t ordering this important lab test! In addition, certain problems can result in reduced levels of TRH which may manifest as hypothyroid symptoms.  Learn more about TRH including what it does, how it works, what causes low TRH, how …

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High TSH normal T4: What does it mean?

High TSH Normal T4: What Does it Mean? + Other Thyroid Lab Patterns Explained

Are you experiencing a high TSH but normal T4? Are you confused about interpreting these values? Is your Doctor telling you that your tests are normal even though you are experiencing abnormal symptoms? This article will help shed light on this thyroid lab pattern and help you understand what it means.  You’ll learn more about the symptoms associated with …

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Is having a suppressed TSH dangerous? Learn the pros and cons

Is Having A Suppressed TSH Dangerous? Learn the Pros & Cons

Is having a suppressed TSH dangerous to your body? Will it cause bone loss or damage to your heart? Can the negative side effects be mitigated or avoided with other interventions? In this post, we will discuss the pros and cons of having a suppressed TSH including what potential negative side effects it can cause, how to avoid …

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Optimal vs normal thyroid levels for all lab tests and ages

Optimal vs Normal Thyroid Levels for All Lab Tests & Ages

Do you have the feeling that your thyroid hormones may not be optimal even though they are normal? Does it make sense to you that each person might have a different optimal level?  Or that maybe your genetics are playing a role in your thyroid function? If you answered yes then this article is for you! In it we …

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The complete list of thyroid lab tests plus what they mean and how to interpret them

All Thyroid Tests + What They Mean & How to Interpret Them

*This page was last modified on January 30th, 2019 with new and updated information.* Are you suffering from the symptoms of thyroid disease but you have “normal” thyroid lab tests? Maybe you are already taking thyroid medication but some of your thyroid lab tests seem “off”.  Either way, this is the guide for you.  This post will walk you …

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High TSH symptoms and causes

High TSH Symptoms, Causes & What it Means

Have you been told, or are you suspicious, that you have a high TSH? If so there are many things you want to consider before pursuing treatment. While your TSH is important for assessing thyroid function it’s certainly not the only test, or the best way, to identify thyroid disease.  We are going to take an updated, scientific …

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