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A Guide to Understanding Your TSH Levels and Thyroid Health



Is Your TSH All Over the Place?


If you have been diagnosed with a hypothyroid condition, there is a very significant chance that you have Hashimoto’s disease. If you’re not familiar with Hashimoto’s disease, it is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid.


How to Tell The Difference

So how would you know if you have an autoimmune disease as opposed to a simple hypothyroid condition? According to clinical research, 90% of people with a hypothyroid issue have an autoimmune disease.


However, most labs won’t test for autoimmune diseases right off the bat. It does not matter to them, because the same drug will be given to you either way, and their protocols don’t change. Because of this, I am always sure to check for Hashimoto’s disease and other autoimmune diseases against thyroid levels when patients come to me and get their blood work done.


When looking for thyroid issues in blood lab results, we specifically need to look at thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH). High TSH levels mean your thyroid is not making enough of the hormone, and you have a hypothyroid condition (as opposed to an overactive, or hyperthyroid).


Medication Dosage as an Indicator


If you have gone through the conventional system, and they have increased or decreased your dosage of a thyroid medication, that means your TSH levels are also fluctuating. You may have gone in first with high levels, and been given an initial dose, only to have it increased when it had no effect, then decreased again when your TSH is too low.


This constant increase and decrease in dosage may continue for years. Your TSH levels may be bouncing around. This is indicative of an autoimmune disease, even Hashimoto’s disease.


This is a major difference that needs to be distinguished, because the protocol for handling Hashimoto’s disease (or any other autoimmune disease) needs to be handled very differently from a regular thyroid issue.


If you have been going through a similar thyroid issue, please reach out. Sometimes the general medical system is not enough to handle these issues properly, and we need to take a polytherapy, or non-conventional approach to your healing.

 TSH Fluctuations

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Is Your TSH Bouncing Around Like a Ball? Discover What It Means!

Are You Struggling with Your TSH Levels?

You know that feeling when you're on a seesaw, going up and down? That's what's happening to your thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) if you have a certain type of disease. But don't worry, we're going to explain what's happening and what you can do about it.


What's Behind the Up and Down of Your TSH? Meet Hashimoto's Disease!

If you've been told you have a problem with your thyroid, it could be something called Hashimoto's disease. This is like a sneak attack on your thyroid from your own body! This is what doctors call an autoimmune disease.


How Do You Know If You Have It?

Finding out if you have an autoimmune disease or just a regular thyroid problem can be tricky. Many people with thyroid problems actually have an autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto's.


But here's the thing: some labs might not look for it. They might give you medicine, thinking it's just a regular thyroid problem. That's why I make sure to check for Hashimoto's and other similar problems when I look at patients' blood tests.


Looking at Your Blood Tests

When we look at your blood, we're looking for something special called thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH). High levels of TSH mean your thyroid isn't making enough of its special hormone. That's a sign of a condition known as hypothyroidism.


Is Your Medicine Going Up and Down Like a Yo-Yo? Here's What It Means!

Medicine Going Up and Down

If your thyroid medicine keeps changing, going up and down, that means your TSH levels are bouncing around too. Maybe you started with one dose, then it had to be raised, and then lowered again. It's like a roller coaster ride for your body!

This bouncing around of your TSH levels can go on for years. It's like your body is trying to tell you something. It's a sign that you might have an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto's.


A Different Way to Handle Your Thyroid Issue

The way doctors treat Hashimoto's disease is different from regular thyroid problems. It needs special care.

If this sounds like what's happening to you, please reach out. Sometimes regular doctors can't fix these problems, and you need something different, like a non-conventional approach to healing.


Conclusion - Take Control of Your Thyroid Health

Don't let your TSH levels keep you on a wild ride. Understand what's going on and take control of your health. It's time to bounce back and feel better, not bounce around with your TSH levels. Reach out, and let's find a solution together!


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