Most medical practitioners don’t accurately diagnose thyroid conditions since they only check for correct nervous stimulation of the thyroid. Even if this is done by following standard procedures, it won’t detect the presence of thyroid antibodies as much. This is the same as the pituitary test which cannot elicit an underactive thyroid.
Central hypothyroidism can go undetected for up to 15 years by suppressing the release of thyroid stimulating hormone. Afterwards, the TSH levels would skyrocket. Often this cause inaccurate diagnosis.
The thyroid stimulating hormone is released depending on the activity of the thyroid, whether hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Multiple tests should be conducted on several days because they will not read the same on all days.
In the previous years as doctors strived to set the scale for normal thyroid stimulating hormone levels, much of their results were not that correct. They never considered healthy people who might have had thyroid conditions or even the elderly people.
The best TSH range for a healthy person should be between 0.5 and 2.0. However in recent studies, some people have been found to have a TSH reading of 9.0 and still be healthy. If one goes for a TSH test and gets anything lower than 0.5, they should go for a thyroid antibody test as soon as possible.
Much of the symptoms associated to the thyroid kick in when one’s reading is above 2.0. Such include hair loss and unusual lethargy or exhaustion.
To understand what is going on in one’s thyroid, they should go for a full thyroid test and not just the TSH test since it does not adequately cover all fields. The thyroid antibody test is important in revealing if there are any foreign matter affecting one’s thyroid.
In Hashimoto’s, one’s immunity makes antibodies against the thyroid gland causing massive attacks against it. Thyroid peroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies are the most common anti-thyroid antibodies in Hashimoto’s.