Are you concerned about your thyroid health? Have you been told by your doctor that your thyroid levels are “normal”? You might want to think twice before dismissing your concerns. According to recent research, your doctor might not be telling you the whole truth. Recent study has shown that subclinical hypothyroidism is a contributing factor to insulin resistance.
Subclinical hypothyroidism increases insulin resistance in normoglycemic people.
Read more about this topic at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10358968/
Thyroid function, much like insulin resistance, operates on a continuum. This means that optimal thyroid hormone levels exist at one end, with frank hypothyroidism at the other and subclinical hyperthyroidism in the middle.
Unfortunately, many patients are told not to worry when their thyroid levels fall in the low-normal range. It’s like telling someone with an A1C of 5.9 that they don’t have diabetes.
The fact is subclinical hypothyroidism is still hypothyroidism.
Your cells function best at optimal hormone levels across the board. So, what can you do? It’s important to be your own advocate for your health. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor questions and ask for further testing.
Don’t let your concerns be dismissed just because your thyroid levels fall within the “normal” range. Your body knows what it needs, and it’s up to you to listen to it and advocate for your health.