Why should I take this Test?
At least 10% of the U.S. population will have a Thyroid condition at some point in their lifetime. Over 50% don’t know they have an issue at all, as in some cases there are little or no symptoms. The information gained from taking this Test and learning about your Thyroid may be helpful for increasing your energy, improving your sleep and helping with weight management.
You should take this test if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Anxiety and Irritability
- Mood Swings
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Increased sensitivity to heat
- Muscle Weakness
- Excessive Thirst
- Dry Skin
- Increased Sensitivity to Cold
- Weight Gain
- Puffy Face
- Pain, Stiffness or swelling in joints
Thyroid Gland Function
The Thyroid gland is a gland in the neck that secretes metabolic hormones important to the growth of the human body. It specifically helps coordinate the creation and use of energy and is by far the largest gland in the neck, helping control our body’s metabolism. Our weight is also monitored by the Thyroid gland, which explains why people with a compromised Thyroid gland will have weight that fluctuates drastically. Even our internal body temperature and our cholesterol levels will be finely tuned with the help of Thyroid hormone release.