Why Thyroid Disease Can Go Undiagnosed

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) affects approximately 20 million Americans. Many people have it and may not even know it, often because time is not spent talking with the patient about symptoms, running the correct lab tests (and looking at optimal ranges) and once diagnosed, a bandage, by the way of thyroid medicine (in the case of hypothyroidism, synthroid or levothyroxine) is given and that is it. No addressing what is causing the thyroid condition, how to alleviate symptoms, help reverse the condition, nada…

That is why functional medicine is different – it works to find out what is causing the problem in the first place!