Do you suffer from fatigue, weakness, weight gain or have an increased difficulty losing weight?
Do you have coarse or dry hair, or hair loss?
Is you skin dry, rough and pale?
Do you have a cold intolerance or frequently have cold hands and feet?
Are you subjected to muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches?
Do you have a goitre (lump in your throat)?
There are only two tests that a GP will test for when testing for hypothyroidism which therefore can make a diagnosis easy to miss.
This subclinical hypothyroidism, is thought to be present in 4-10% of the general population and in up to 20% of women over 60 years old, while a low TSH and normal thyroid hormone levels, or subclinical hyperthyroidism, occurs in about 2% of the population and is most common in women, blacks, and the elderly.
Hyperthyroidism (most commonly manifested as Graves’ Disease), are relatively easy to recognise clinically. But an elevated TSH associated with normal thyroid hormone levels, defined as Thyroid hormones are primarily involved in directing the metabolic activity of cells, and a properly regulated thyroid is therefore essential to a wide array of biochemical processes in the body. Subclinical hypo- and hyperthyroidism can therefore result in symptoms even when hormone levels appear to be normal, because the abnormal TSH indicates that there is still a disorder in thyroid regulation, and because thyroid hormone activity can be affected by interactions with other hormone systems, particularly oestrogen’s and cortisol, and by some nutritional deficiencies. Management of thyroid dysfunction requires an understanding of these interactions and careful monitoring of treatment with regular thyroid function tests. Our Thyroid Plus analysis also tests for autoantibodies which could result in the presence of autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s).
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Please note the turnaround time for this test is usually 10 days.
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