Testing


 

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by history of the typical symptoms and physical examination to confirm the necessary tender points. In addition, other diseases and disorders that can mimic or complicate the picture must be detected or excluded. There is no one test to diagnose Fibromyalgia, but there are necessary tests to diagnose the underlying causes that can be successfully treated.

Hypothyroidism is diagnosed by history, physical exam, measurement of basal body temperature ( Broda Barnes test), and specific lab tests (blood). The lab is focused on thyroid function, antibodies and general organ function. In addition, other endocrine problems, such as Adrenal hormone deficiency (i.e. Cortisol, DHEA, sex hormones), are assessed with blood and saliva testing. Thyroid problems will not get better if there are untreated Adrenal problems.

Iodine Deficiency is evaluated thru a 24 hour urine collection after ingesting 50mg of Iodine. If you are not deficient, you will excrete most of it; if you are deficient, you’ll hold on to it. The amount of iodine excreted is measured and reported back to us.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be evaluated thru blood tests and hair analysis. Food sensitivities are evaluated thru specialized blood testing and detailed history. Toxins can be evaluated thru hair, stool, or blood analysis. Biotoxins are diagnosed by history, vision testing and detailed blood analysis.

 

 


 


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