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    Slow Function Thyroid

    Is being overly fat and yet eating little a good indicator of having a slow functioning thyroid gland? What tests should I pursue to find this out?

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    Re: Slow Function Thyroid

    I don't think weight gain and eating little is good indicator of Hypothyroid function. Best thing is to get your thyroid hormones tested.

    Most of the doctors will order a test for FT4 and TSH but it is always good to have FT3 as T4 is converted to T3 which is active hormone in the body.

    Dr. Barry Peatfield and a few other doctors favour Basal Temperature test as according to them, metabolism and body temperature are directly proportional. So if your metabolism runs down (Hypo) then temperature will drop as well, say less than 37 degree Celsius and if your metabolism goes up, you temperature may go above 38 degree Celsius.

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    Re: Slow Function Thyroid

    What is the accuracy of these tests though. I've been through tests where they get 'x' result and then the doctor was not happy with it and ordered another test and got a different result.

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    Re: Slow Function Thyroid

    I can't answer for the accuracy of thyroid tests, but I do know that the results can vary quite a lot. Sometimes it could be due to the person themselves. If you're sick in any way, your thyroid function can change, so the results may reflect that. Certain foods and medications, obviously, can affect the results as well. Sometimes, the results do not seem to make sense, as in the case of something called "subclinical" hypo- or hyperthyroidism.

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    Re: Slow Function Thyroid

    I dont think that to do breack on weight gain and eating little is good something to your hypothyroid but its a trully need to do care aout your body and get test about your hormons.

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    Re: Slow Function Thyroid

    Test I've been in I was not sick to the point where the results would change drastically. In fact I felt, looked and acted the same in both tests. Maybe it comes down to the lab tech actually doing the test.

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    Re: Slow Function Thyroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Jones
    Test I've been in I was not sick to the point where the results would change drastically. In fact I felt, looked and acted the same in both tests. Maybe it comes down to the lab tech actually doing the test.
    Is that possible? Do the values of the test result change depending on the lab tech? I am assuming that the lab is a good one and the lab tech is a qualified one.

 

 

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