The Thyroid Hormone TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone test) Blood Test
Do you have an underactive or overactive thyroid?
The Thyroid Hormone TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone test) blood Test is a simple test that only takes minutes and can be done right near your home or office. The test checks the levels of key hormones produced by your thyroid such as T4, T3, T4/T3 ratios and the amino acid creatinine. The test is designed to establish current levels of these important hormones so any imbalances can be corrected.
The Thyroid Hormone TSH Test
The Thyroid Hormone TSH test is a blood test that can be done right near your home or office. The test includes:
- The test kit
- The test kit full instructions for the pathology.
- Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 10-12 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone so you’ll know exactly what you need to do if the results come back positive.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Thyroid Hormone Imbalances (Under-active Thyroid)
- Weight gain
- Physical or mental fatigue or lethargy
- Depression or irritability
- Dry skin and or hair
- Muscle pain
- Painful periods
- Intolerance to cold or cold hands and feet
- Constipation, gas, bloating or indigestion
- Sore throat or nasal congestion
- Poor memory
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism Thyroid Hormone Imbalances (Overactive Thyroid)
Having an overactive thyroid can lead to mania, over activity and a fast metabolism which is less common, some symptoms of an overactive thyroid include:
- Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
- Sudden weight loss without a change in diet
- Rapid heartbeat
- Tremors in your hands and fingers
- Changes in menstrual patterns
- Increased sensitivity to heat
- Changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements
- An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
- Fatigue, muscle weakness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Skin thinning
- Fine, brittle hair
Thyroid abnormalities are one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting millions worldwide. Thyroid hormones are well known for their role in basal metabolic rate, development and growth. Therefore, it is understandable that abnormalities in the level of thyroid hormones can lead to a diverse array of symptoms involving the heart, brain, skin and reproductive systems. Chronic stress can deplete thyroid function as the stress hormone cortisol inhibits thyroid function. Autoimmune disease of the thyroid can cause both hypo and hyperthyroidism, as the antibodies can either block or stimulate the thyroid receptors.
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