Volume 5, Issue 3: Endo 101: Everything You Should Want To Know About Endocrinology. Also in this issue: Good News Regarding Obesity Treatment, Proper Nutrition Is The Best Medicine, Iodine And The Thyroid...and more!
Doctors solely rely on TSH or in the best case a combination of TSH and T4 thyroid hormone testing to make a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. However, more than 90% of people with low thyroid function have hypothyroidism due to autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease and cannot be diagnosed using the tests above. This means that you may have an autoimmune thyroid disease but do not know it! Without a proper diagnosis your thyroid treatment will not be effective.