Thyroid BLOOD TESTS
Experience fatigue by evening, but then have difficulty sleeping?
Thyroid Blood Tests
Hypothyroidism, more commonly known as an underactive thyroid, is when the body does not have sufficient thyroid hormones to efficiently run the bodys metabolism. People suffering from hypothyroidism will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism.
'It has been noted that as many as 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency.'
Hyperthyroidism simply means that the thyroid gland is overactive, as too much thyroid hormone is being produced and that a person will experience certain signs and symptoms that are typically associated with this problem. In healthy people, the thyroid gland will manufacture just the right amount of two hormones that have certain metabolic functions throughout the body.
It would include such things as how many calories we burn, how warm we are, and how much we weigh as it basically runs our metabolism. It could mean that a person may be feeling hotter than other people and may be slowly losing weight in spite of eating more, or slowly gaining weight as there is an increase in appetite. They are likely to experience fatigue by evening, but then have difficulty sleeping.
Use this handy table below to compare the thyroid blood tests that we can offer through Spire Hospitals.
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A good check upReview by Raj (Posted on December 18, 2015)"As a Teacher in Bristol I don't have much time to look after myself so this was a really good buy. Nuffield staff very friendly and everyone helpful over the phone and by email."RecommendedReview by John Perkins (Posted on November 16, 2015)"At 54 years of age this test was like an MOT for me, recommended."