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Fixin' Healthcare

Monday, November 21, 2011

Numbers Don't Lie, Do They?

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are often vague and difficult to evaluate. Blood tests are a helpful guide but they also may be misleading. With the increasing reliance upon technology and the limited time spent with patients, mistakes can happen and often do. It is always good advice to listen to the patient and evaluate the laboratory results accordingly. Experienced physicians frequently utilize the laboratory and imaging for confirmation of what they already suspect. However, all the findings must be considered and inconsistencies cannot be ignored.

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