Thyroid Check

Thyroid disorders affect around 1 in 20 people in the UK. The most common disorders are hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid). Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid is producing too much.

Thyroid Check

Your simple blood test checks the levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and free T4 (FT4) in your blood.

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Thyroid Check

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck which produces two important hormones; thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  These hormones are secreted into your blood – their primary role is to influence your metabolic rate.

It is very easy to mistake the symptoms of these common thyroid disorders with something else. The disorders may come on very slowly at first, and you may not notice any symptoms for some years.

Doctor Cullimore says “Thyroid problems are very common in the UK, affecting around 1 in 20 people.  Although men and women can both suffer from thyroid problems, women are up to 10 times more likely to be affected than men.  Symptoms of thyroid disorders can often be quite broad. But common signs of an underactive thyroid may include unexpected weight gain, lethargy, thinning hair (particularly on the eyebrows), dry skin, feeling cold and depression.  Symptoms of an overactive thyroid may include unexpected weight loss, anxiety or nervousness, swelling in the throat and problems sleeping.  An underactive thyroid can usually be managed by daily hormone replacement tablets prescribed by your Doctor.  Similarly, an overactive thyroid is also usually treatable through medication, although in some cases your Doctor may recommend a surgery to remove all or part of your thyroid.  If either condition is not identified and treated early, complications can arise. These could include eye problems like double vision, pregnancy complications, and can even increase your risk of heart failure, osteoporosis and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat).”

All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.

Which readings are included?

TSH is released by your pituitary gland and regulates the hormone levels your thyroid produces
T4 plays a role in growth and metabolism in your body. This test measures your free T4 (FT4) levels, as free T4 measures only what is active and available for your body to use regardless of the T4 that has been bonded to the protein in your blood.

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The following packages include this check:

Essential Energy & Fatigue – £149

24 Blood Readings | 2 Clinician Checks | 24/7 GP Helpline

£249 £149

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Essential Energy & Fatigue Plus – £269

42 Blood Readings | 2 Clinician Checks | 24/7 GP Helpline

£329 £269

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