Blood test for thyroid
How will you benefit from a blood test for thyroid?
The blood test checks for an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) to understand your symptoms. Additionally, the blood test checks whether you are receiving sufficient nutrients for healthy thyroid function, or you have the symptoms due to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals.
An underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid may be responsible for:
- Fatigue/lack of energy
- Shakes and tremors
- Muscle aches
- Increased anxiety, irritability, or depression
- Irregular or heavy menstruation
- Diminished sex drive
If diagnosed with either, your thyroid functions will have to be monitored to help maintain optimal thyroid hormone levels. The blood test result will be accompanied by a report from a GP advising on thyroid maintenance.
The blood test for thyroid is most beneficial when taken every 3 months.