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Learn All about the Blood Tests Used to Diagnose Thyroid Disease

Most doctors, including some endos, only do one test that is basically useless. Know what to ask for, and demand if necessary.

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High blood pressure levels. Are you in the RED? How about when your pain spikes? New studies have showed that blood pressure spikes and/or high blood pressure is becoming a common test to determine pain as it is one of the body's reactions to pain symptoms. Chronic Pain Patients should keep an eye on their BP.

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When and How to Best Do Thyroid Blood Tests?

How Do I Prepare for a Thyroid Blood Test? Be aware that if you test later in the day and you've eaten, you are likely to have a lower TSH level than if you test earlier in the day with fasting. (So fasting leads to a higher TSH reading than you’d otherwise see.)

NEW Fibromyalgia Diagnostic TEST! Research by Dr. Bruce Gillis found that patients with fibromyalgia have an immune system disorder which cause lower levels of cytokines, produced by white blood cells. “We found multiple markers for this disease, but more importantly, the research legitimizes a medical condition that is real,” said Gillis. The FM test is a blood test and sufferers can expect results back in seven days.

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A new blood test for fibromyalgia is more accurate than previously thought and will not confuse the chronic pain disorder with other diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, according to th…

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Reverse T3 Testing in Thyroid Treatment

The issue of measuring Reverse T3 (RT3), also known as Reverse Triiodothyronine, is controversial in the thyroid community. Learn more about it, and how it is measured, here.

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