Why Test Thyroid Gland Activity?
The thyroid gland is responsible for energy and metabolism in the body. It produces and regulates hormones that are important for growth development, mood, and sexual function.
Thyroid hormones impact metabolism, cognitive function, mood, emotions, concentration, memory, and attention. Better thyroid function helps our immune system, energy levels, and reproductive function.
The thyroid gland is critical for your energy and metabolism.
Illness occurs when thyroid hormones are out of balance. Low levels cause hypothyroidism and high levels cause hyperthyroidism. When your thyroid hormones are damaged or imbalanced, testing is an important first step in balancing your thyroid function.
The Complete Thyroid Profile from Progressive Medical Center measure thyroid gland activity, peripheral conversion of thyroid hormone, and thyroid autoantibodies. The profile gives a better idea of which hormones and activities are imbalanced, and how we can address them.
Thyroid imbalances can result in a wide array of symptoms:
- Dry skin and brittle nails, or hair loss
- Feeling tired or weak
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Heavy or irregular menstrual periods
- Joint pain
- Memory issues or unclear thinking
- Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism
- Nervous or moody
- Shaky hands, fast heartbeat
- Sensation of being hot and sweaty
- Increased bowel movements
- Fine, thin hair, and hair loss
- Weight loss without a change in eating patterns
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep problems or restlessness
- Goiter or thyroid nodules
- Weak, tired or fatigued
- Irregular menstrual periods
What Does the Complete Thyroid Profile Tell Me?
Your doctor will use the Complete Thyroid Profile to see if your thyroid gland is working properly. Your test can indicate if your thyroid hormones are too high or too low. Thyroid antibodies can tell your doctor that your immune system is mistakenly attacking your thyroid gland. If you have complaints such as obesity, depression, fatigue, weight loss, or sleep issues, your doctor is looking for the underlying cause of these symptoms by running the Complete Thyroid Profile.
What Will My Doctor Recommend If My Results are Abnormal?
If your Complete Thyroid Profile results are high or low, your doctor will institute a treatment program to balance your thyroid function. Your doctor will design a comprehensive plan including dietary changes, stress reduction, and nutritional supplements to heal the thyroid gland. There are many natural therapies that can repair your thyroid gland and get you feeling better fast.
To get your complete thyroid profile from Progressive Medical Center, contact us today at our location nearest you!