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Thyroid Test Kit
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What is a Thyroid?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland, located at the front of your windpipe, below Adam’s apple, that is essential in keeping you alive. Although little talked about, your thyroid gland is the creator and moderator of the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which are both key to your body’s overall functioning: they control your heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism, and cholesterol levels.
What can it help prevents?
If your body makes too much thyroid hormone, you can develop a condition called hyperthyroidism. If your body makes too little thyroid hormone, it’s called hypothyroidism. By taking a thyroid kit, we can solve the problem before it is too late.
Why Home Thyroid Tests are Useful
As we’ve already mentioned, symptoms of thyroid disease are common and subtle, and could easily be caused by something else other than your thyroid. Having a private thyroid test U.K. handy is a good way of checking up on your thyroid’s health whenever you have a sneaking suspicion that something may have gone awry with it, without the hassle of having to consult your doctor over something that may be nothing to worry about.
Home thyroid tests are also a good investment for those who are already aware that they are suffering from thyroid complications and need to keep on top of the gland’s activity over time. Owning a private thyroid test is a great means of keeping tabs on your thyroid’s progression, again, without the hassle of having to regularly visit your doctors.
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When to get it Checked
Suffering from thyroid problems can be one of the hardest things for yourself to recognise. Considering the sheer amount that your thyroid does for your body, any sort of bodily compilation could easily be a sign of a thyroid issue. That’s why home thyroid test U.K. kits are so useful, as you can check up on the most minor of pains to see if it could be related to your thyroid.
There are more acute signs to look out for, both for hypothyroidism and for hyperthyroidism, that are worth keeping an eye out for, and that you should take a home thyroid test for if you are suffering from them.
Signs of Hypothyroidism
Overall, hypothyroidism feels as though your entire body is moving slower than usual. If you’re noticing any delays in your body’s function, whether it be a slowing of the metabolism, tissue repair, or your digestive system, it could be because you are suffering from hypothyroidism.
You should be observing the speed at which your organs are operating. Check to see if your heart is beating at a particularly slow rate, that it’s taking your kidneys a long time to break down fluids, or if your hair or nails are taking a particularly long time to grow. Another organ to keep in mind is your brain: if you’re experiencing regular brain fog, or you notice that it’s taking you an excessive amount of time to make decisions that normally came easy to you, you may be experiencing hypothyroidism, and it’s time to test yourself with a private thyroid test.
Other signs of hypothyroidism include:
- Mood swings, particularly unaccountable sadness, and depression.
- Outbreaks of acne and dry skin.
- Your hair and nails feeling unhealthy and brittle.
- A lack of sex drive.
- A persistent tingling in your hands and feet.
- Having an irregular menstrual cycle.
- Feeling as though you are moving slowly when you are not.
- Having no temperature gauge, i.e., feeling cold when the weather is mild.
- Low blood sugar.
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3 EASY STEPS TO GETTING YOUR THYROID CHECKED
1. Order Online Now
Order your thyroid test kit online now and have it delivered with our next day postal service.
2. Get Tested in 10 Minutes
We send you a home test kit and you simply take a small blood sample through a finger prick.
3. Get Results
Your sample is analysed and you’ll receive your results by email. These results are extremely accurate and will advise you on on how to take control of your health.
How a Home Thyroid Test Works
Home thyroid tests work like most other at-home personal tests from Harley Medic and require just a small sample of blood, extracted using a finger prick. The complete thyroid test kit can be sent to your home, which features all the materials that you need, including the return envelope so that you can send your sample back to the Harley Medic lab.
First, clean the surrounding area of your finger with the disinfectant wipes that come provided with the kit, and then use the small lancet to prick a blood sample from your finger. Drop the extracted blood into the provided biohazard container and send it to Harley Medic labs. From there, Harley medic will examine the sample and have your thyroid test results back in no time.
Thyroid Test Kit
Safe to say, the thyroid can take a seat at the table of the body’s most essential organs. Despite this, few people know, or can even identify where the thyroid sits, and, even more worryingly, few people know of the detrimental effects of thyroid disease, which can develop at any time, and frequently go undiagnosed until it’s too late.
Thyroid disease is essentially when the thyroid gland stops making sufficient hormones that your body needs to function. This can also work in reverse, and your thyroid may suddenly start producing more hormones than required, in what is called hyperthyroidism, which can be just as bad for you as thyroid disease.
Thyroid disease can lead to myxoedema, which can lead induce a coma or cause death. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, can cause irreparable heart and problems, lead to major adverse cardiovascular events, and can often be fatal.
To curb the sheer amount of thyroid problems that go undiagnosed, Harley Medic has introduced a private thyroid test U.K. kit, which can be easily used, and is helpful to have handy whenever you feel any symptoms of either hyperthyroidism or thyroid disease.
The main reason for the lack of thyroid disease and hyperthyroidism diagnoses is that many of the symptoms of both are common, everyday ailments that many disregards as being related to thyroid trouble. Symptoms of thyroid disease include experiencing an increased appetite, heat sensitivity, and sweating, no name a few.
This article will clear up what to look out for in all thyroid-related problems so that you know when to test yourself with a private thyroid test.
Signs of Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism feels like the opposite of hypothyroidism, but not in a good way. Hyperthyroidism feels like everything has accelerated, to the point that you are experiencing tremors. When you’re suffering from hyperthyroidism, your entire body is being overworked, as each organ is being sent an excessive amount of hormones and are being forced into a state of complete overdrive.
Things may appear to be sped up, and you may be experiencing an increase in anxiety and nervousness. Just like in cases of hypothyroidism, you could experience a severe inability to concentrate and a similar feeling of persistent brain fog limiting you from making quick decisions or completing normal tasks.
You should also check the speed of your organs, as if they are operating at an unnaturally fast rate, it could be a sign of hyperthyroidism. If you’re noticing an increased heartbeat or are experiencing frequent bowel movements, it may be due to your thyroid sending an excess number of hormones to these parts of your body, and as a result, are working twice as much.
You may also be experiencing sleeping trouble in the form of insomnia, sleep apnoea, or frequently waking up throughout the night.
Other signs of hyperthyroidism include:
- Having an irregular menstrual cycle.
- Regularly overheating and sweating.
- Strained muscles and muscle weakness.
- Struggling with weight, particularly weight loss.
- Having a bigger appetite.
- An increase in the size of your thyroid gland, or swelling in your neck.
Good Level of Thyroid Activity – What to Look for in your Home Thyroid Test U.K.
Firstly, it’s important to know what it is exactly that Harley Medic’s private thyroid test is detecting. A private thyroid test will examine the hormone level that your thyroid is producing and compare that to what is a healthy level of thyroid-produced hormones.
A home thyroid test U.K. will measure for:
- Thyroid antibodies (TPO/TPEX)
- Free thyroxine (free T4)
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- Thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb)
- Free triiodothyronine (free T3)
The thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is what controls and instigates the creation of the two main hormones that your thyroid produces (free T4 and free T3). Free T4 and T3, in turn, oversee your energy distribution throughout your body.
The range of what is considered a healthy level of TSH differs from males to females, and in age.
- Males, aged between 18 and 50, the TSH level should be somewhere between 0.5-4.15mIU/L (milli-international units per lite).
- Males, aged between 51 and 70, should have a TSH level between 0.5-4.59 mIU/L
- Males, aged between 71 and 90, should have a TSH level between 0.4 and 5.49 mIU/L.
- Females, aged between 18 and 29, should have a TSH level between 0.4 and 2.34 mIU/L.
- Females, aged between 30 and 49, should have a TSH of 0.4 to 4.0 mIU/L.
- Females, aged between 50 and 79, should have a TSH level of 0.46-4.68 mIU/L.
Anything above the recommended TSH bracket for your age group would be considered a cause for concern and suggests that you are suffering from hyperthyroidism and that your thyroid is overactive.
Anything below the recommended TSH bracket for your age group would also be considered a cause for concern, as it would suggest that you are suffering from hypothyroidism.
Thyroid antibodies (TPO/TPEX) are also tested for in the home thyroid test U.K. If TPO or TPEX is detected in your blood sample, it could point towards either Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s disease, or another autoimmune disorder being the root cause of your thyroid disease. These antibodies work against your thyroid and limit its production of hormones.
The results of your thyroid test will be returned to you with specific recommendations with what to do with the information that’s been gathered from the examination, as well as more in-depth notes on differing TSH and thyroid antibody numbers.
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