A thyroid care profile is used for determining whether your thyroid gland is working properly. It measures the amount of thyroid hormones in a person’s blood. The thyroid care profile is done by drawing blood from the vein in the arm. The blood test results are used for diagnosing thyroid diseases.
The thyroid care profile usually checks patients for whether they have:
- Hypothyroidism: This condition entails having an underactive thyroid that produces very few thyroid hormones. The condition slows down a person’s metabolism, resulting in menstrual irregularity, weight gain, fatigue, puffy and dry skin, and various other symptoms. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s disease.
- Hyperthyroidism: The condition entails having an overactive thyroid that produces many thyroid hormones than what is required by the body. The condition speeds up metabolism resulting in rapid heartbeat, weight loss, puffiness around the eyes, anxiety, insomnia, and other symptoms. Graves’ disease is mainly responsible for hyperthyroidism.
A thyroid care profile is used for diagnosing thyroid problems related to hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. They are:
- Thyroid tumours
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Graves’ disease
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodule
The thyroid care profile is used to monitor treatment in patients suffering from thyroid diseases and investigate the main causes of infertility.