Examining 7 Questionable Health Conditions

2. Wilson’s Syndrome

This is apparently a condition that affects the level of hormones produced by the thyroid – except that it’s not real, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Wilson’s syndrome is a label applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms in people whose thyroid hormone levels are normal,” it notes.

The clinic says the American Thyroid Association has no scientific evidence of this condition, although some patients may have persistent symptoms that can’t be explained by a doctor. Beware of alternative medicine in this case – “Unproven therapies for so-called Wilson’s syndrome may leave you feeling sicker,” it adds. If you have hypothyroidism, which is a legitimate problem with your thyroid, it will show up in a blood test.

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