Home thyroid test kits and direct-to-consumer lab services let you skip the doctor and check your hormone levels yourself. Find out when it make sense and why you still need your M.D.
Besides T3, T4, and TSH, what other thyroid tests should my doctor perform? Your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests, don’t always give the full picture.
Conventional endocrinologists don’t test for reverse T3 (RT3), but it can play an important part in your thyroid function, and can be set off by something as simple as stress.
Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.
These are the thyroid bloodwork results that are important to track, and tips for how to keep it all organized.
Learn more about blood tests for thyroid disease, and about hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism now appears to be one of the most common complications of diabetes. Fortunately, it is one of easiest conditions to manage.