Advanced Thyroid Test with Antibodies£59
Advanced Thyroid Test with Antibodies:
The thyroid is the smallest endocrine gland in the body with a butterfly like shape and it is located in your neck under the Adam’s apple.
You may not know that this gland produces hormones which complete daily roles and functions for almost all tissues and organs, particularly affecting growth, repair and metabolism. These hormones are known as T4 or thyroxine and T3 or triiodothyronine.
These hormones majorly influence processes such as your heart beat and bodily temperature, but they also convert the food that you eat into energy for your body.
This butterfly like gland is very delicate and affected by environmental pollution and radiation easily. Many people live with an undiagnosed thyroid issues for years and this causese further damage. It is very important to catch the signs and symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid gland and perform the full thyroid test.
The thyroid pathologie ranges form under-active, overacting or autoimmune conditions. Let’s look into these pathologies closer.
Under-active Thyroid or Hypothyroidism:
The following signs and symptoms could indicate low thyroid function of a so called Under-active Thyroid.
- weigh gain
- cold sensitivity
- slow metabolism
- episodes of panic
- frequent migranes
- high levels of cortisol
- feeling weak and tired
- depression and mental health problems
Overactive Thyroid or Hyperthyroidism:
The overacting thyroid usually presents the following symptoms:
- weight loss
- increased appetite
- lump in the throat (goitre)
- body shaking and palpitations
- sweating and feeling very cold
Thyroid Autoimmune Disorders:
When your immune system produces antibodies in larger quantities then expected you have an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system destroys the cells of your thyroid gland. The two pathologies that are connected to autoimmune thyroid disease are:
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – this disease is associated with hypothyroidism.
Graves’ disease – this disease is associated with hyperthyroidism.
With Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, typically there will be a rapid destruction of the thyroid cells which is brought about by certain different cell and antibody influenced immune processes. This autoimmune response on the thyroid will cause it to become swollen, inflamed and damaged. If your thyroid becomes swollen, this could form a goitre (lump).
Hashimoto’s disease is common in women between 30 and 50 although this can also run in the family.
Graves’ disease, in contrast to Hashimoto’s will arise due to a stimulatory effect on the thyroid and its functions. It causes the thyroid to produce too much of these hormones, which will have a knock-on effect on your body’s daily processes.
When performing a thyroid test it is advisable to test the whole hormonal profile and antibodies.
Why we should test for Thyroid Antibodies too?
A person can live with antibodies for very long time without knowing it, but this leads to destruction of the thyroid gland. The earlier the antibodies can be detected, the higher the chance to prolong its function and integrity.
With a simple finger prick test you can check the whole thyroid hormones and antibodies profile.
The antibodies covered in the test that are TPOAb or thyroid peroxidase antibodies and THAb or thyroglobulin antibodies. Other essential markers that are checked are TSH, Free T4 and Free T3.
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) is an enzyme which helps the production of thyroid hormones and thyroglobulin (TG) is a protein found in the thyroid cells. TG is vital for the storage and release of thyroid hormones as well as hormone synthesis.
To find out the performance of your Thyroid order the painless finger prick test today.
Test kit for the Advanced Thyroid with Antibodies can be picked up from Botanica Health in Rusthall, at Neals Yard Tunbridge Wells or can be delivered to your home.
NOTE: If in your family history autoimmune condition are present such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and especially Hashimoto or Grave’s then the best test for you will be the Complete Thyroid Profile with Vitamins (B12, D, Folate and Ferritin).
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