Private Thyroid Tests Harley Street From £150
Dr Hammad Malik: MBBS BSc (Clinical Sciences) MRCGP is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the General Medical Council and the Medical Protection Society.
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Broadly speaking, the thyroid controls the way we convert food into energy and can have a dramatic impact on our energy levels, concentration, mood and weight. Thyroid function tests are performed on a blood sample and check a number of key indices which reveal important information about how the thyroid is working. For the most part, thyroid tests are mainly used to check for an underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Thyroid Function Tests Harley Street
Thyroid function tests check the levels of the hormones made by the thyroid gland, and in some cases, another hormone produced by the pituitary gland – TSH – which affects how your thyroid works. If hormones produced by the thyroid are low, symptoms such as lethargy, depression and obesity can be experienced, along with conditions such as myxoedema, Graves’ or Hashimoto’s disease. Conversely, if thyroid hormones are too high, symptoms such as anxiety, palpitations, sweating, weight loss and diarrhoea are common.
A thyroid function test can be carried out quickly and easily at HarleyStreetGP, with minimal fuss and no downtime. A simple blood sample is taken and results can usually be given on the same day. If necessary, a full consultation and recommendations for treatment can be quickly arranged so that you can start any course of medication immediately, without interrupting your busy life.