How can thyroid disease be the most misunderstood condition in our time of modern medicine? Dr Izabella reveals how she overcame her own struggles with thyroid disease on a personal level. This must see documentary series can be found by clicking this link here https://evergreenblue.net/the-thyroid-secret-documentary-series/ then press play on the green video screen.
In the first episode you will learn about the diagnostic approach. Did you know that Hashimoto’s is the main cause of thyroid disease across the board?
Dr Izabella interviews Dr Alan Christianson on the diagnosis of thyroid and the many tests involved for proper diagnosis. Here’s a snippet of what Dr Alan says.
‘In many cases many people are being told they are hypothyroid when it’s obvious, but they’re not being told about Hashimoto’s. Symptoms can go on for up to a decade before they’re being diagnosed as hypothyroid. Some diagnosis comes from one finding as such as hypertension as your blood pressure might show.
Other diagnosis are based on clusters of symptoms, or syndromes. Other diagnosis are found using micro scopic findings called histologic diagnosis. Hashimoto’s is histologic diagnosis.
There are a lot of ways to strongly suspect Hashimoto’s as such as positive thyroid antibodies, unexplained
changes in thyroid function, or alterations in thyroid structure by ultra sound especially.
There is no way to refute hashimoto’s, in other words you can’t just say you don’t have it.
The only way to know for sure is if the thyroid gland was physically removed and was analized microscopically.
So many who have hashimoto’s don’t know it because there’s no easy rule out for it.
There are many other tests that can be done as such as screening inflamation for thyroid globulin anti bodies
as well as thyroid gobulin. Also we try to make sense of how your bodies hormones are being used by your body, and how they’re being eliminated. By looking at the free T3 and free T4 and reverse T3. Also checking the thyroid structure using ultra sound evaluation.’
As you can see diagnosis is quite complex and can take a considerable amount of time to get the diagnosis right. We are all different and can be affected in many different ways. To find out more about diagnosis and how you could help with your own diagnosis, we highly recommend you watch the thyroid secret documentary series.
Click on the link at the top of this page, go to the video screen and press play, you’ll be glad you did. 🙂