Category: Hypothyroidism

September 22, 2016

The Pitfall of Standard Thyroid Testing – What’s Missing?

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND Despite numerous studies showing its lack of sensitivity at diagnosing low thyroid function, TSH continues to be the first (and often only) test used to assess thyroid function in the conventional medical system. Many of my patients report years of experiencing numerous symptoms of low thyroid function and yet are told […]

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Hypothyroidism: Beyond Testing the TSH

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Hypothyroidism is an extremely common, and unfortunately, under diagnosed and mismanaged condition. Conventional thinking describes hypothyroidism as a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone. This can be indicated on a blood test when thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is abnormally elevated.   If TSH is […]

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November 24, 2014

Common patterns of hypothyroidism

Common Patterns of Hypothyroidism, Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND, Thyroid hypofunction is not a diagnosis in itself, it typically falls into one of six patterns.  Determining which pattern is present is dependent on clinical symptoms as well as laboratory results.  And, to further confound things, more than one pattern may exist simultaneously.   As many […]

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Making sense of thyroid lab results

Thyroid disorders are prevalent in our culture, and are unfortunately often poorly managed within the conventional system.   I find myself explaining thyroid function and assessment on a daily basis.  It is a complex topic and a lot to cover thoroughly during a consultation. I am hopeful this article will serve as a reference for […]

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June 14, 2013

Low Thyroid Function-Beyond The TSH Test

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc Low thyroid function (or hypothyroidism) is a common condition that is frequently unrecognized.  It occurs most commonly in women and often presents with a wide variety of symptoms that may at first appear unconnected.  It is estimated that as many as ten percent of Canadian women may have hypothyroidism, which […]

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