Detecting and treating hypothyroidism can be a challenge. Most doctorsÂ rely on a single blood test to determine if your thyroid is functioning properly, the problem is that test is completely unreliable. Once you have the results from this unreliable test, you will be prescribed a medication that for most who take it, it does very little, if anything to ease your symptoms.
In this article by Bob Livingston, he cites a major study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, where researchers found that while levothyroxine lowered the readings of TSH, patients found no improvement in their symptoms related to low thyroid function. They didnâ€™t feel less fatigue; they didnâ€™t feel stronger or more energetic; they didnâ€™t lose weight.
So what’s going on? You can read the full article and his thoughts here:
Here are 5 signs your thyroid is not working well. If you or anyone you know is experiencing these symptoms, you should get your thyroid checked.
And last but not least, here are other diseases that you can develop if you have thyroid disease. No, it’s not a good list!