HealthTesting Centers offers a Thyroid Profile (T3 Uptake, T4 and T7) and the ThyroidStimulating Hormone blood test. These two tests are good ways to get a completeevaluation of how the thyroid is functioning. The Thyroid Stimulating HormoneTest screens the level of hormones produced by the thyroid. It also helps tomonitor the effectiveness of thyroid treatment options. The test can showwhether there is an excess or shortage in the amounts of hormones the thyroidis producing.
The thyroid gland helps the body regulate adrenaline and metabolism. Thyroidscan function improperly in two ways. One is too produce too much of the T3hormone. This is referred to as hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidisminclude a low body temperature, insomnia and weight loss. Hypothyroidism causesthe thyroid to produce too little T3 hormone. Symptoms of hypothyroidisminclude weight gain, fatigue and dry skin.
The test is recommended for anyone with a visibly enlarged thyroid in the neckor a slow or fast metabolism.
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