The thyroid plays a vital role in our body's metabolism, how we process our food as fuel, how energetic or tired we feel, and thyroid hormones also affect our hair and skin growth. As we get older and estrogen level diminish, thyroid hormone levels can diminish as well. Some of the most common symptoms of a low functioning thyroid, or hypothyroidism, are cold body temperature, dry skin, scalp hair loss, constipation, weight gain, swelling in the hands and feet, and fatigue.
Our Thyroid Test Panel is an important panel of blood tests that evaluate how the thyroid is functioning. It is also used to help diagnose hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism (having an over-active or under-active thyroid).
The thyroid is an endocrine gland that not only controls metabolism, but also secrete hormones that are necessary for growth, development and nearly every physiological process in the body. It is no wonder that you want to check up on your thyroid when you feel imbalanced.
Who should take this test?
Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism -- too much thyroid activity and too little thyroid activity, respectively -- are cause for concern. Because your thyroid controls much of your metabolism, which plays a vital role in your overall health, it’s important to monitor thyroid function, as it is estimated that up to twelve percent of the population in the United States will develop thyroid disease during their lifetime. That’s almost fifteen million people who have thyroid problems that affect their metabolism and are unaware.
Our thyroid panel will include
Anybody can experience thyroid issues but some people are more susceptible than others:
Women (up to 10 times more likely than men to have thyroid disorders)
People with a family history of thyroid issues
Adults aged 50+
Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes
Women who have been pregnant within the past 6 months
People being treated with lithium for six months or more
Those with iodine exposure or deficiency
People who have been exposed to radiation therapy, especially around the neck
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