Are you one of the millions of people being told daily that your “Labs are Normal” while continuing to experience the following symptoms:
If you or someone you love is suffering from any of the above symptoms and are being told that your lab work is normal, you are not alone! And, you’re not crazy!
It is estimated that some 20 million cases of thyroid dysfunction go undiagnosed each year, inadequate blood tests being the main factor.
The bigger problem is that 60 percent of these people are completely unaware of their condition… let alone how to heal it.
What does “normal” really mean? What exactly is “normal”?
Most doctors use lab ranges that come with the lab reports to treat disease. These are broad ranges based on a bell curve compiled of all the sick people going to that lab for testing. I call these the “Pathological Ranges”. So, if you are being told that your labs are normal, what this really means is that even though you are suffering from all kinds of symptoms, you are not quite sick enough to receive any attention or to receive “sick care”. You are often just given a prescription for a symptom or told that it’s “all in your head”.
Sound familiar? I share in your frustration.
Just recently, I had to go to the hospital Emergency Room for some chest pains. Three hours and $6,500.00 later, I was told that my labs were normal. Had it not been for me ordering my own Comprehensive Lab Panel prior to going to the hospital, I would have never found out that my CRP, an inflammatory marker for cardiovascular disease or that my Homocysteine levels were elevated halfway to the moon. Yet my labs were normal. Yeah, right!
So, you have had your blood test and you are in the normal range. We’ve all been there before. I am consistently astonished with the lab work that accompanies our patients on their first consultation.
These panels consist of just TSH, and maybe T3 and T4. That’s right. It’s like the patient is only a thyroid gland! Considering that the thyroid gland controls and regulates numerous hormonal and metabolic processes in the body, it bewilders me that no other metabolic markers are being checked.
I have inquired as to why doctors overlook these important diagnostic markers and the responses have been:
The following are the basic Lab Panels that we recommend To Start:
A Complete Thyroid Panel: to include all the thyroid markers and the thyroid antibodies, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPOAb), and Thyroglobulin Antibody(TgAB), to rule out Auto-Immune Hashimotos
A Complete Metabolic Panel: to include inflammatory markers such as Homocysteine, C-Reactive Protein (C-RP), Vitamin D, HbA1C, Ferritin, Fibrinogen, and numerous markers which perhaps may sound unfamiliar.
A Lipid Panel: to include Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL and LDL
A Complete Blood Chemistry with Auto Differential (CBC): to determine the health and quality of your White and Red blood cells and to rule out different anemic factors, sub-clinical infections and parasites.
Praticing Functional Medicine has enabled me to collaborate with patients and their health and healing where other practitioners have failed.
This may sound foreign to you, but it is truly a partnership between doctor and patient cooperating with one another to achieve optimum health. This is the way it was intended to be, but unfortunately today’s medical and healthcare practices have moved away from this model. That is why I am dedicated to teaching everyone the labs that need to be ordered from the onset of care. In doing so, we are able to determine the underlying causes of your condition and help you to achieve optimum health as quickly as possible.
There is so much that you can learn to do for yourself as thyroid patients. With the right tools, strategies and information, you can regain control of your bodies, your health and your lives quickly, usually within the first 30 days of care.
I have countless testimonials of patients expressing how well they begin feeling after the first month!
When you are feeling healthy and full of energy you are more joyous, loving and present with your family, friends and at work! If vibrant energy and joyous health is missing in your life, perhaps you have been chasing thyroid symptoms instead of knowingly removing the cause.
My Comprehensive Lab Panels may be the first step needed to determine the underlying cause of your condition. As a Thyroid Expert here’s what I want you to DO right now!
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