Lab testing 101 - The functional medicine tests you need - Podcast #78
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Dr. Justin Marchegiani and Evan Brand in today's podcast talk about functional medicine lab testing where they differentiate the conventional lab testing from the functional testing. This conversation picks up diagnoses done by endocrinologists and about functional imbalance.
lab-testingFind out what functional medicine doctors and specialists see when they look at conventional lab tests. Learn what adrenal dysfunction is compared to Addison's or Cushing's disease. Discover why the functional medicine testing for thyroid is different from your simple conventional TSH test and why you shouldn't self-treat with hormones and the need to work with a functional medicine specialist when doing so.
In this episode, topics include:
00:42 Conventional lab testing vs functional medicine testing
3:24 Endocrinology from a functional perspective
6:22 Serum-based cortisol test, ACTH stimulation test
7:25 Adrenal dysfunction
11:30 Functional testing for thyroid
13:21 DHEA and hormones
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