How about when you go to the doctor and are told your levels are normal but you feel absolutely horrible? Well, those inaccurate lab ranges are so wide that it can takes years to be diagnosed. This can be a waiting game and in the process you get worse. By the time a doctor finally diagnosis’s you, you have too many symptoms of handle. I know it’s super frustrating , I been there.
Let me give you an example. Most doctors test your TSH first and use a range around 0.5 – 5. When actually a healthy TSH range doesn’t surpass 2.5. When you look at it, 2.5 and 5 is a big gap. As your TSH increases you will develop more symptoms.
So why the hell are doctors even using these ranges? Isn’t it avoiding the point of actually helping you to feel better?
Doctors are given these ranges by the labs. The labs think it’s smart to get this information by collecting data from those who are getting testing. The only problem is, most people that get their thyroid checked do not have a healthy thyroid. Have you ever heard a healthy person going for a yearly thyroid check up? No it’s people that have thyroid issues or had them in the past. So the lab ranges are based on those with thyroid issues not a healthy functioning thyroid. This is why we need to use optimal thyroid ranges instead of lab ranges!