Q & A EPISODE
Can you have Graves’ disease or Hashimoto’s with negative thyroid antibodies?
Most people with Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis have elevated thyroid antibodies. While a few people will have negative thyroid antibodies, certain factors – such as a suppressed immune system – can lead to false negative results.
Today, I’m sharing what we expect when testing thyroid antibodies, how to tell if someone has thyroid autoimmunity and diagnostic criteria for Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
During this episode, you’ll learn:
- Causes of false negative thyroid antibodies
- Methods to confirm whether it’s a true negative
- Why it’s crucial to test thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins (TSI) in cases of Graves’ disease
- Diagnostic criteria for Hashitoxicosis
- The presence of thyroid eye disease as an indicator of Graves’ disease
- Challenges in diagnosing Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Why it’s always important to address the foundations of good health, such as diet and lifestyle
As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!
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