Your lab results may be normal.
But you feel anything but normal.
“All good! See you next year!” is very common feedback after an annual physical. Many people with normal blood tests feel anything but “normal.” Normal test results can still accompany bothersome concerns like brain fog, skin issues, digestive complaints, headaches, weight gain, lack of energy and sleep disturbances. These symptoms (and others) are signs of physiological dysfunction, long before there is an official “diagnosis.”
If you’ve been told your labs are “normal”, it means that your results fall within the reference ranges. However references ranges are based used on traditional labs are based on ranges for 95% population. Most “normal” ranges are too broad to adequately detect health problems before they become an actual diagnosis. They don’t represent good health or optimal physiological function. Normal ranges are simply not useful for detecting the emergence of dysfunction.