Who is the thyroid profile for?
The profiles are recommended for patients with suspected hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
The tests included in this profile are used to measure how well your thyroid gland is working and observe any signs of abnormalities in its functioning. The tests are also used for monitoring thyroid function during the treatment. Thyroid disorders shouldn't be neglected since they may have a very negative impact on many life functions.
Top Medical Clinic offers three thyroid profiles:
Thyroid Profile 1 (basic): TSH, FT4
Thyroid Profile 2 (extended): TSH, FT4, FT3
Thyroid Profile 3 (antibodies): Anty TPO, Anty TG
In case the patient wishes to book a visit with our endocrinologist, they should undergo the tests from the second and third profile and bring the results to the doctors' appointment.
IT IS WORTH TO KNOW:
The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower-front part of your neck. It’s responsible for helping to regulate many of the body’s processes, such as metabolism, energy generation, and mood by releasing hormones to blood. We usually discover how vital its function is when our thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones ( hypothyroidism) or when the thyroid gland produces too many hormones (hypertheroism).
The most frequent symptoms of hypotheroidism are:
- fatigue and weakness
- weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
- coarse, dry hair or hair loss
- dry, rough pale skin
- cold intolerance (especially of feet and hands)
- memory loss and problems with concentration
- abnormal menstrual cycles
The most frequent symptoms of hypertheroism are:
- difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- heart palpitations
- increased sweating and heat intolerance
- irritability, nervousness
- light menstrual periods—perhaps even missed periods
- shortness of breath
- vision changes
- thinning of hair, hair loss
- possible increase in blood sugar