Thyroid check-up

What is Thyroid Check-up?

Thyroid Function test are typically performed to determine whether the thyroid gland is functioning properly. This is mostly used to distinguish between an underactive thyroid gland(hypothyroidism) and an overactive(hyperthyroidism). However it cannot detect any infections.

Thyroid checkup also helps to check for a number of thyroid problems. The tests measure the amount of different hormones including thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3). Other tests on the thyroid include various antibodies related to thyroid tissue.

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Why Thyroid Check-up is important?

Thyroid Check-up is important to check the function of thyroid, the levels of T4, T3 and TSH hormones have to be measured.It is responsible for the proper functioning of the body’s metabolism. It maintains and regulates important bodily functions like breathing, heart rate, nervous system, menstrual cycle, temperature, cholesterol levels and more.

What set of people require this?

Women and men over age 35 should be screened every five years for thyroid.  Women of all ages are more likely than men to have low thyroid hormone levels. However, many of their symptoms are attributed to other conditions off as a consequence of aging.

Usually, if there are any symptoms of a thyroid problem, doctor will prescribe all the above basic three tests, to determine if you have a thyroid problem.

Thyroid check-up test Include:

  1. TSH
  2. T3
  3. T4

TSH, T3 and T4 levels can all be tested in the blood.  Doctor will probably test TSH first, then T3 and T4 if TSH is abnormal. Tests can also be used to measure antibodies to diagnose autoimmune thyroid disease.