Run All The Tests

Hello Everyone,

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Thyroid Success Secret #20

“Everything has been done?”
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Believing that all of the labs that have been done are normal can be WRONG!  I can’t tell you how many times a patient tells me that their labs are normal, and yes, they may be normal in regards to lab values, but not in regards to optimal or functional value.  Remember that I said the lab value for TSH is .35 to 5.0?  At the optimal or functional level is 1.8-3.0?  This is a huge trap that many patients fall into and they have to avoid.  They believe that all of the correct tests have been done, and that all of those tests are normal, just like their doctor said they were.

The truth is that functional testing has not been done.  You need specific lab tests.  You need a complete metabolic panel.  You need a lipid panel.  You need a complete thyroid panel that includes seven or eight thyroid tests.  And you need a CBC with auto-differential.  You need sensitivity testing done.  Sensitivity testing will determine if you are sensitive to gluten, milk, soy, egg, or yeast.  You need the immune panels done.  Remember, I said there are two parts to your immune system, TH-1 and TH-2.  You want to find out which one is working.  So you are testing those cytokines that we talked about, interleukin-2, TNF-alpha, interleukin-4 and interleukin-10.  You are testing the CD-4 – CD-8 ratio.  I know that sounds like a big term, but the CD-4-CD-8 ratio is normally between 1.2-2.4.  If it is a 2.4-2.5 or above, you have an active antigen.  There is something that is causing your immune system to run amuck.  There is something that is causing your T-cells to attack your body.

If it is below 1.2, you have a problem with disregulation, and anemic condition, a blood sugar problem, a gut function problem, or a liver function problem.  So it is important that all the tests are run.  Do not get into the false belief that everything possible has been done- if you do, then you have missed the point and you will stop searching for answers and information that will help you.

Please let us know if we can help you.

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

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