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DIY Thyroid Tests: What to Know Before You Go It Alone

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.

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My TSH Says I’m Fine – Now What?

Sometimes, your TSH, and even your T3 and T4 tests don’t always give the full picture. If your tests come back “normal,” and you still feel like something is off, you may want to ask your doctor to consider these tests as well.

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Reverse T3: A Roadblock to Thyroid Succes

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.

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How Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Are Linked

Thyroid disease and diabetes can go hand in hand, so it’s important to understand the connection between these two endocrine conditions.

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Organize Your Thyroid Bloodwork Results

These are the thyroid bloodwork results that are important to track, and tips for how to keep it all organized.

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Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism: Blood Tests

Learn more about blood tests for thyroid disease, and about hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

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Checking for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism now appears to be one of the most common complications of diabetes. Fortunately, it is one of easiest conditions to manage.