TSH is not a thyroid health indicator

TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is a hormone released by the pituitary gland that basically instructs the thyroid gland on how many thyroid hormones to produce. If the thyroid hormone levels in the blood is too low, then the TSH increases so that the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones. If the thyroid hormone levels in […]

The essential thyroid blood labs you must ask for

If you want to have a complete view of the status of your thyroid gland, you must ask for the following thyroid lab tests: TSH Free T4 Free T3 TPO antibodies TG antibodies Reverse T3 (if you have been under severe stress or recently had surgery) Iron & Ferritin (technically not a thyroid lab test, but […]