Can I have low thyroid if my lab work shows that I am within the “normal range”?
Absolutely. Thousands of people are walking around with symptomatic low thyroid levels because their lab work shows they don’t have thyroid disease. However, lack of disease does NOT translate into optimal thyroid levels. Most physicians are trained as disease fixers – not function optimizers. Special lab test are required to assess how much thyroid the cells are drinking in – and if they need more.