How Is Hypothyroidism Diagnosed?

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How Is Hypothyroidism Diagnosed  Endocrinologist
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How Is Hypothyroidism Diagnosed Dr. Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE Endocrinologist

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Goldenberg, Endocrinologist, Thornhill, ON

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

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How is Hypothyroidism Diagnosed?


Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed with a TSJ blood test.


Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed with a TSH blood test, which stands for “Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.” If you have high levels of this hormone found in the blood, you may have hypothyroidism.


After a TSH blood test, your physician may want to test your T4 hormone levels.


T4 (thyroxine) is a type of thyroid hormone. If there is too much or too little T4 in your blood, it can indicate thyroid disease.


A swollen face can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.


There are a number of hypothyroidism symptoms, including a swollen face, cold intolerance, depression, fatigue, muscle pain, erectile dysfunction and constipation.


Hypothyroidism does not affect your mental health.


The body's control of the thyroid levels helps stabilize mood. Patients with hypothyroidism may experience symptoms of depression, restlessness and anxiety. Studies have also found that people with bipolar disorder often have abnormal thyroid function.


Walnuts can interfere with thyroid hormone absorption.


Although nuts can be a good source of antioxidants and healthy fats, walnuts can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone. Avoid eating them around the time that you take your thyroid medication.

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