Individuals that are experiencing symptoms may have already had lab studies performed and told that nothing was wrong. Those individuals may be experiencing subclinical thyroid disease. In the area of functional medicine, integrative physicians may apply different ranges of what is considered “normal” when interpreting a patient’s thyroid lab studies. The assessment and treatment must be of course be individualized as there are a number of other medical conditions that can mimic a thyroid imbalance. Using a detailed history, physical exam and an expanded thyroid function panel [lab testing], an individualized approach to therapy can result.
A common list of thyroid symptoms may include:
Sign or symptom
Skin changes (dry or coarse skin)
Affected patients (%)