Check Your Thyroid At Home With This Simple Test

50 years ago, a physician who was far ahead of the time, doctor Broda Barnes, discovered that the body temperature indicates the activity of the thyroid gland, especially after waking up.

He published a book on the function of the thyroid, but also created a test which can be done at home and estimate the condition of this gland.

All you need to do is to take a thermometer before going to bed. Shake it, make sure it is less than 35 degrees, and go to bed. In the morning, place the thermometer under the armpit, and hold for 10 minutes.


Barnes test

Before going to bed, take a thermometer and shake it well. Temperature on it has to be 35 °.

Once you get up, immediately put the thermometer under the armpit. Hold the thermometer for ten minutes. When you read the result, write it down. This result is known as the “early morning basal temperature”. Normal temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8.

Note that because of infectious diseases and in women with menstruation, the temperature can vary. Do the test only when you are completely healthy.

The test results

Your thyroid operates normally if the temperature is between 36.5 and 36.8.

In case you find the temperature is below 36.5, then it is a reduced work of the thyroid (hypothyroidism). Keep in mind that depression, lack of energy, fatigue, infections, chronic headaches, lack of memory and concentration, hair loss are all symptoms of reduced thyroid.

If the temperature is higher than 36.8, the work of the thyroid is accelerating (hyperthyroidism) or infection in the body.

This test is recommended to be conducted three days in a row if you want accurate results.

In case you find the temperature is above or below the normal range, consult with your doctor.

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