All About Thyroid Tests

The thyroid gland is a vitally important endocrine (hormone) gland that is mainly involved in the body’s energy metabolism. It is located at the front of the neck, below the voice box, and is butterfly-shaped. The thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), among other things.

These thyroid hormones have various functions: They are responsible for the metabolism, growth and development of the body. The production of the thyroid hormones is regulated by the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland makes a hormone called TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). TSH not only stimulates the production of thyroid hormones – it also influences the size of the thyroid gland.

There are different tests and examinations to check whether the thyroid gland is functioning normally and whether its surface, shape and size are normal. If you’re confused by the numbers that show up on your thyroid labs, use this guide to understand what your results really mean :

If you have any abnormal values or a family history of thyroid disorders, please visit a doctor immediately for preventive or therapeutic care.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Very thoughtful and educative health information. Thanks for caring to share this.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you found it helpful.


  2. Omatra7 says:

    I love how your blog not only give upbeat and helpful daily thoughts or vibes – but also you draw attention to important things! ❤️

    Sometimes you hit on things actually in my life lol

    Thyroid effected me once… I used to have Graves’ Disease which is a thyroid disorder.

    In my family, I do not know of anyone else with thyroid issues… HOWEVER – auto-immune diseases DO run in the family. Graves’ Disease is a type of auto-immune problem.

    Ahhh the things our families leave us with lol

    But yes the thyroid is a very important thing to draw attention to…

    When I had my issue I kept going to the doctors and telling them something was wrong… none of them could diagnose me, or took the time to really try… but I kept having weird symptoms and I knew how my body was supposed to be – it was acting different. None of those other doctors helped me…

    Until I saw one particular doctor … he took one look at me and instantly said – I think I know what you have!! He ran ONE test (a radiation test) and boom there was my answer – it was Graves’ Disease – luckily it was mild and I am in remission from that, so I no longer have it. All my thanks goes to that ONE doctor who knew what he was doing!! ❤️

    But again – thank you for always being uplifting and bringing attention to important matters! Before I knew what I had – I knew nothing about the thyroid! So is good to be informed!!

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Omatra for sharing your story. I am glad you got diagnosed.

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  3. Ms. Garima, you have a great blog. Would you like to share your story what inspired you to start blogging with ” What You Blog About” Community ?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I would love to write something on blog. Let me know.


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