Friday, April 27, 2012
Adrenal Fatigue vs. Hypothyroidism
Dr. Rind has an amazingly helpful chart that compares adrenal fatigue symptoms with hypothyroid symptoms. It also includes comparison of some helpful lab work results. Make sure you read the footnotes! The chart answered several lingering questions I had about Emma's symptoms/labwork that did not fit her primary diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. For instance, her joints/ligaments are overly flexible, and they have been like that since she was very young. Her MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume) is high, and her cholesterol is extremely low, 110. I highly recommend perusing this information; if you don't need it, you probably know someone who does.