“Doctors often tested your thyroid by testing TSH levels form your pituitary gland, which is in your brain. Therefore, what they assumed, is that if TSH is elevated it is telling your thyroid to produce more hormones.
Eventually, they began to test other hormones in your body to determine thyroid health, such as T4 and T3. Then, after more research, they began testing TSH, free T3, and free T4.
Now let’s wind it back to the year 1999. I came across an article that changed the way I viewed thyroid testing. The article is called “Sex hormone-binding globulin and thyroxine-binding globulin levels in premature thelarche”. If a woman’s estrogen levels are off, they are automatically going to throw the thyroid hormones off.
So, if you want to effectively test the thyroid, you must include the other gears that effect it. If you are suffering from thyroid problems, it is usually coming from some other gear. So, when I wrote the panel (thyroid testing panel), I thought of all the factors that would contribute to the thyroid being unstable.
Most medical professionals won’t understand the thyroid and its problems because they don’t think like I do. A lot of times, the complaint is about the thyroid so insurance companies will not cover the estrogen test. Medical professionals: Are you going keep your patients in your best interest, or let insurance companies dictate what you do?”