Answer: Besides having your thyroid gland physically examined in a thorough way by me, your doctor, (this already can give me clues that you may have a thyroid condition such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), the most useful tests to detect a thyroid disease are: TSH, Free T4, and Free T3 to carefully assess thyroid hormone levels in your bloodstream. These tests can detect both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Reverse T3 level can tell me whether you have issues with converting T4 to T3 in your body, and if you do, that’s often an indication of too much free radicals and inflammation in your system. Anti-Thyroid Antibody testing and an ultrasound of the thyroid will help me assess whether you have an inflammation of the gland that might indicate an autoimmune thyroid disease. You need to know that the thyroid antibody may be negative, even though you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. An ultrasound of the thyroid is also useful in detecting hidden lumps in your thyroid.
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