Common patterns of hypothyroidism

Common Patterns of Hypothyroidism, Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND, www.drkristinschnurr.com

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 people are told that if there TSH is normal, their thyroid function is normal, I have found this summary to be helpful in making sense of a thyroid imbalance.   The following is a very basic breakdown of the six patterns with corresponding laboratory results.

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