TSH Test Helps Identify Possible Thyroid Issues
This at-home test uses dried blood samples to measure your level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). It is a first-line test to help identify possible thyroid issues. You may use this test if you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
What Is THS?
TSH is created by the pituitary gland and regulates the thyroid’s production of hormones.
What Are Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism?
- Weight loss
- Fast heart rate
- High irritability/nervousness
- Muscle weakness and tremors
- Infrequent menstrual periods
- Trouble sleeping
- Eye irritations
- Sensitivity to heat
What Are Signs Of An Underactive Thyroid?
- Unexplained weight gain and difficulty losing it
- Heavy periods
- Slow heart beat
- Lethargy or fatigue
- Memory issues
- Dry skin and hair
- Brittle nails
- Hoarse voice
- Cold sensitivity
Are Thyroid Problems Common?
Thyroid disorders are common and impact every part of the body, especially major organs including the brain, heart, skin and digestive system.
On a positive note, most thyroid conditions are treatable with medication or diet/lifestyle changes.
- Up to 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid dysfunction.
- More than 12% of the entire population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.
- Over 60% of people with thyroid issues are unaware of the problem.
- Women are up to 8 times more likely than men to have thyroid condition.
- One in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
American Thyroid Association. https://www.thyroid.org/
National Institutes Health (NIH) https://www.medlineplus.gov