Proper Testing, Diagnosis & Treatment
Because Hashimoto’s is a progressive disease that can be treated and reversed, especially when identified in early stages, prior to the clinical diagnosis as an autoimmune disease, it is important to seek proper testing and diagnosis from a practitioner well-versed in the disease. We encourage those suffering from Hashimoto’s symptoms to get a thyroid panel and to connect with a holistic practitioner for a treatment program tailored to your unique needs.
Request a Full Thyroid Panel
When testing thyroid levels, it is important to run a blood test that includes a FULL thyroid panel of 9 or 10 different markers. Most conventional medicine doctors will only run a few thyroid markers to determine the type and dosage of thyroid replacement hormone prescribed. In order to address the root cause of thyroid disturbances, a functional medicine specialist will order a full thyroid with up to 10 thyroid markers. These additional holistic markers help determine thyroid imbalances due to brain/thyroid signaling, gut or liver dysfunction, hormone under/over-conversion and more.