I have a friend that is in serious need of some testing. What specific tests should she ask for when going to the Doctor. She has hypothyroidism and only weighs 97lbs. I don't know the specifics but bowel problems. She said she has to take pig enzyme pills with all of her meals and snacks or she gets really sick. I suggested she get tested for Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Dr. O I was wondering if you could give me a list of specific tests she should ask her Dr. to give her? She is also having trouble sleeping.
Test for delayed and acute food allergies. Test for nutritional deficiencies (Spectracell labs). Test for intestinal infection. Test HLA-DQ genes for gluten sensitivity (celiac testing is a waste of time). Iodine loading test. 25 OH D test.