Hi Guys , another post just reminded me to ask about iodine testing as I'm a bit unsure after googling it as not sure blood test is right way to go and if not, which iodine test would be good to get as there's loads and not sure what is reliable or not?
My Mum's thyroid has just shown it is starting to fail with tsh at 11 and t4 in the lower range. However, I want to rule out other possibilities as my mum's diet has been honestly dire nutritionally for many a decade. She forgets to eat for the whole day and has relied on chocolate and cake in the evening if she's not at my house where I feed her and many GPs forget to think about the possibility that people here can still be severely malnourished and want to rule out iodine deficiency.
I am getting her T3 and antibody tests done to get a clearer picture etc.
Although me and my cousin have hashis, it randomly happens to be the case that both our father's families have these issues and none of my mum's family in her generation have thyroid issues so not convinced it's a genetic issue for her - especially considering her diet lol
Thanks in advance