Thyroid disease has been a complex subject of research. Patients often find it hard to understand their diagnosis, let alone what they can do to help themselves. This blog is designed to be an informative resource for patients diagnosed with thyroid disease or concerned about thyroid-related symptoms and when to go for a thyroid function test.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland normally located in the lower front of the neck. The gland produces thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism and affect many other bodily functions.
This occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight loss, irritability, heat intolerance, and increased sweating.
This occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms can include weight gain, fatigue, depression, and dry skin.
This is inflammation of the thyroid gland. It can be caused by autoimmune disease, infection, or certain medications. Symptoms can include pain in the neck and throat, fatigue, and weight changes.
This is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It can be caused by iodine deficiency, autoimmune disease, or certain medications. Symptoms can include a visible lump in the neck, difficulty swallowing, and shortness of breath.
There are several risk factors associated with thyroid problems, including:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is vital to see a doctor so that they can properly diagnose and treat the problem.
Several different tests can be used to diagnose thyroid problems. The most common test is the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test.
Simira Diagnostics offers thyroid function tests to help people understand and manage their thyroid health. Our team of experts can answer any questions about the tests and help you make an appointment. We will work with you to ensure the thyroid test process is as smooth as possible. Contact us today to learn more about thyroid tests nearby!
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