Why a Thyroid Check-Up is important

The Thyroid Check-Up we provide are a function of  blood tests used to measure how well your thyroid gland is working. Available tests by the lab include T4, and TSH.

The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower-front part of your neck.It is a butterfly shaped gland that lies in front of your windpipe (trachea), just below your voice box (larynx).It’s responsible for helping to regulate many of the body’s processes, such as metabolism, energy generation, and mood.

The thyroid produces two major hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). If your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones, you may experience symptoms such as weight gain, lack of energy, and depression. This condition is called hypothyroidism.

If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones, you may experience weight loss, high levels of anxiety, tremors, and a sense of being on a high. This is called hyperthyroidism.

Typically, a doctor who is concerned about your thyroid hormone levels will order broad screening tests, such as the T4 or the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test. If those results come back abnormal, your doctor will order further tests to pinpoint the reason for the problem.

The T4 test is known as the thyroxine test. A high level of T4 indicates an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Symptoms include anxiety, unplanned weight loss, tremors, and diarrhea.

The TSH test measures the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone in your blood.If you show signs of hypothyroidism and have an abnormal TSH reading, you’re at risk for progressing to hypothyroidism. Symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, depression etc.

 

Thyroxine free(Free T4)

(TSH)

Price : €20