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ThyroScreen Professional

20 tests per pack

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Home Thyroid Test

1 test per pack | 353-4997

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About Hypothyroidism

As you will be aware the thyroid hormone thyroxine is responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism. If too little thyroxine is produced metabolism slows down, giving rise to the condition called hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid.

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hypothyroidism can also be caused by too little iodine in the diet (although this is uncommon in the UK), as the result of side effects of treatment or surgery to correct hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer, and as side effect of some health foods taken in excess such as kelp (seaweed).

Thyroid disorders are one of the most prevalent medical conditions, particularly in women. An underactive thyroid is 10 times more common in women than men and up to 2% of the UK population suffers from spontaneous hypothyroidism. The low levels of thyroid hormone result in a slowing down of mental and physical processes of the whole body. The most common symptoms are:

  • general tiredness

  • increased awareness of cold

  • a dry and coarse skin

  • dry and thinning hair

  • a hoarse or croaky voice

  • constipation

  • muscle weakness

  • heavier and longer periods

  • weight increase

  • depression

  • memory problems

  • difficulty in concentrating

  • a slow heartbeat

The symptoms of hypothyroidism can often be very slow to develop, are non specific and they vary from one person to the next. As a result the condition often goes undiagnosed without confirmation with suitable blood tests, such as TSH level, which is regarded as the most important and sensitive test for hypothyroidism.