Thyroid profile test

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Know more about Thyroid profile test

Thyroid profile test is a series of test that is prescribed to know how well your thyroid gland is working. It normally include 3 tests: Triiodothyronine (T3), Thyroxine (T4) and Thyroid Stimulating hormone (TSH).

Depending on the type of two thyroid disorder, your symptoms will vary.

Hyperthyroidism symptoms include: Loss of weight, rapid heart rate, anxiety, excessive sweating, weakness, fatigue, increased appetite, hair loss and breast development (in men).

Hypothyroidism symptoms include: Weight gain, slow heart rate, weakness in muscles, sensitive to cold, puffy face, increased blood cholesterol level, dry skin, and constipation.

The thyroid is a gland located at the lower front side of the neck. This gland plays an active role in regulating metabolism and your mood. The thyroid gland produces two key hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) which is responsible for energy generation, metabolism and mood swings. 

Hypothyroidism:

Signs of hypothyroidism is indicated through the increased level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). When your thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones it leads to the above symptoms such as weight gain, depression and lack of energy, etc.

Hyperthyroidism:

When your thyroid gland is producing more hormones than required, it leads to above symptoms such as loss of weight, increased anxiety levels, etc. If your the level of T4 is high, it indicates hyperthyroidism. Some amount of thyroxine is bound with protein. When the rest of the thyroxine is not bound with protein, it is called Free thyroxine.

In comparison to men, women are mostly found with low hormonal levels. Individuals who are suffering from thyroiditis, goiter or hyperthyroidism may have lifted thyroglobulin levels.

Before going in for the test inform your doctor of any ongoing medications. Certain medications might affect the results of the test. Doctor might aslo give additional test along with the throid profile test depenidng on your medical history and your symptoms.

Doctors prescribe medication when your test results show normalcy in T4 level while your TSH level is spooked or high. 

Besides, doctors always advise to be active and follow a healthy diet.

It will help you to maintain your weight if you gaining or losing. A healthy diet will help your thyroid gland to produce enough energy required by your body.

Medication in larger doses might work more quickly but will cause much side effects. It includes nausea,  liver cell injury, skin rashes, loss of taste sensation, or leads to a decrease of blood cell production in your bone marrow. 

Test Method: A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Report: Turn around time for the result is 24 hours. 

Any individual suffering from the symptoms of thyroid like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism should take the test.

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