Is Your Thyroid Under Active?
Low thyroid function is one of the most common causes of weight gain and it is frequently undiagnosed.
The signs of an low thyroid are:
- Weight Gain
- Memory Loss
- Dry Skin
- Dry Hair
- Hair Loss
- Low Body Temperature
- Puffy Eyes
- Eye Brow loss (lateral third)
These symptoms are a good clue to what is going on but more information is needed. Low thyroid can be caused other conditions such as immune disease, nutrient deficiency, and even allergic conditions. Low thyroid is often missed by doctors. The most common reason for the under diagnosis is that practitioners do not do all of the necessary thyroid function tests. Typically a patient will come in to us with just one or two of the thyroid function tests but up to six may be necessary to make the diagnosis. A complete health history, examination and a comprehensive lab panel are necessary to find the real cause of low thyroid function.
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