Thyroid Blood Test London

Quality Test for Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

The Thyroid gland and the pituitary gland in the brain are mainly responsible  for the secretion of thyroxine into the body so that healthy bodily functions can continue as they should. The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland in the neck just below the voice box that regulates the body metabolism. This includes menstrual cycle, cholesterol level, body weight, digestion, heartbeat and breathing.

If anything suspicious is spotted, a thyroid function blood test may be needed. This blood test checks the level of TSH in the thyroid gland. London can help you get in touch with the leading private healthcare clinics in London for this test. Some of them even offer same-day testing and results for quick treatment and diagnosis.

How thyroid gland works?

The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. It releases hormones into the blood when the pituitary gland secretes Thyroid stimulating hormones. An overactive and underactive thyroid gland can result in hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

What are the symptoms?

Hyperthyroid Symptoms:

  • Restlessness, difficulty sleeping, nervous, emotional and irritable
  • Hand tremors
  • Losing weight despite an increased appetite
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired all the time and muscle weakness
  • Fertility issues
  • Unusual bowel movements
  • An increased thirst, sweating and always feeling hot
  • Diarrhoea or needing to go more often
  • Hair thinning and itchy skin
  • Menstrual periods light or infrequent
  • A swelling of your thyroid gland (goitre) in the neck
  • Eye problems if you have Graves' disease
  • Osteoporosis

Hypothyroid Symptoms:

  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Feeling cold
  • Increased Cholesterol
  • Hair loss
  • Fertility problems
  • Mood swings
  • Scaly dry skin
  • Lifeless hair
  • Fluid retention
  • Mental slowing
  • Depression
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Breathlessness issues
  • Insomnia
  • Low basal temperature

Available Thyroid Blood Tests at Private Healthcare Clinic in London:

  • TSH Blood Test- It denotes “Thyroid Stimulating Hormone” and the test measures its level in the blood.
  • Triiodothyronine (T3) Test- A T3 test is required as part of thyroid function evaluation measuring the blood level for triiodothyronine.
  • Thyroxine (T4) Test- Also called Thyroxine, this hormone gets produced from thyroid gland and the test will calculate its level in the blood.

When to perform Thyroid Function Test

You need to visit a private healthcare clinic near you for Thyroid Function Test if you notice:

  • Thickened or swollen neck
  • Symptoms similar to underactive- or overactive-thyroid
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Fertility issues
  • Osteoporosis

Other reasons also include:

  • Illness after delivery of baby
  • Family history of postpartum thyroidism and type 1 diabetes

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