|Hi, it’s Dr. Rebecca Harwin here. Today I wanted to talk about thyroid health.
Hypothyroid is a sluggish thyroid. It’s more common in PCOS.
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If you feel tired or constipated or depressed or have trouble losing weight, then a thyroid issue might be worth considering. It also can impact pretty massively on fertility.
When you go and ask your doctor to have your thyroid tested, normally the only test they will do is called TSH, or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. Then you’ll get your results and the path lab will say that between 0.5 – 4 or 5 (depending on the lab) is “normal.”
|What the research shows is that anything above 2.5 has been linked to insulin resistance, which again is really common and a big issue for women with PCOS.
When you get your results back, you’re looking for something preferably between about 1 to 2, 2.5 at max.
Then there’s a whole raft of other tests that are really helpful, particularly for us. T4, T3, reverse T3, and particularly if you have fertility issues, thyroid auto-antibodies are really important as well.
What are some hypothyroid signs and symptoms to watch out for?
|I’ll make another video soon about ways that you can help your thyroid health. Other than that, have a great day. Bye.
Dr Rebecca Harwin
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