Ever feel like you are constantly drained out of energy? Eat as normal, but never gain weight? A Thyroid function test could be exactly what you need.
The thyroid is a tiny gland located in the lower-front part of your neck. It helps to regulate many of the body’s processes, such as your bodies metabolism, energy generation and mood to name a few.
The difference between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism?
Take note of the very similar wording – Hypo and Hyper.
Hypothyroidism – The thyroid gland produces a T3 and T4 hormone and if your gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones you are likely to experience symptoms such as lack of energy, depression and weight gain.
Hyperthyroidism – If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones you will experience weight loss, high levels of anxiety to name a few.
If your blood work suggests that your thyroid gland is overactive or underactive, your doctor may order a thyroid test or an ultrasound test. These tests will check for structural problems with the thyroid gland or thyroid gland activity.
Lab24 offers thyroid test at any of our branches on referral of a Medical Practitioner.