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17 Jan 2013

Thyroid
I have a naturally low body temp, and seem to be gaining weight (not muscle but fat and inches )steadily despite having being on a healthy lowered cal, low Gi diet with exercise regularily - for about 6 months. Someone mentioned it could be thyroid, especially since my body temp is always around 35 degrees. I had a test done and it came back negative, but then I saw a tv program with doctors in US saying that the thyroid tests now days are actually inacurate and can actually miss a problematic thyroid. Do you know anything about this? How does one go ahead persuing the thyroid thing once your tests come back negative?
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01 Jan 0001

hi

The reading at most labs are anything below the level 4 are normal. In 2007 this was changed at some labs. Recheck your levels again it should be between 0.5 - 2.5 for a normal reading. Remember averages on blood tests is determined on a group of people. It is not to say that your individual biochemical make up "fits" into the norm.

Kind regards
Dr Debbie
www.drdebbie.co.za
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