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Hypothyroidism is a medical term used to describe a condition of underactivity of the thyroid gland, resulting in a lack of thyroid hormones in the body.

The thyroid gland is a gland that sits in the front of the neck and is responsible for producing hormones that regulate metabolism and affect many different functions in the body. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones, the metabolism slows down, which can affect the body's normal functions. Hypothyroidism can occur for a variety of reasons, such as autoimmune disease, surgical removal of the thyroid gland, radiation therapy, or the use of certain medications.

Common symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue and exhaustion: People with hypothyroidism may experience constant fatigue and a feeling of exhaustion, even after adequate rest and sleep.
  • Weight Gain: An underactive thyroid can cause the metabolism to slow down, which can lead to weight gain or difficulty losing weight, even with normal diet and exercise.
  • Constipation: Decreased activity in the intestines can lead to constipation in people with hypothyroidism.
  • Mental sluggishness and memory problems: Cognitive functions such as concentration, memory and mental acuity can be affected in people with hypothyroidism.
  • Menstrual disorders: Women with hypothyroidism may experience irregular or heavy periods.

It is important to remember that symptoms can vary from person to person, and not everyone will experience all of these symptoms. If you suspect that you have hypothyroidism, you should contact a doctor for a correct diagnosis and adequate treatment.

Related tests and health checks

Hormone tests

Hormone tests

  • Measures your value of T4 (Free Thyroxine).
  • Thyroid test for analysis of hormone production.
  • Indication for disturbance of thyroid hormone.
  • Blood tests for general health and fitness.

119 kr

Health checks

Health checks

Thyroid test plus
Thyroid hormone test - Extended

Thyroid test plus

  • Measures your levels of the thyroid hormones T3, T4 and TSH.
  • Analysis of TPO antibodies (thyroperoxidase antibodies).
  • Analysis of TRAK thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies.

879 kr

Thyroid test
Thyroid hormone test

Thyroid test

  • Thyroid test that measures three different thyroid hormones.
  • Analysis of the thyroid hormones T3, T4 and TSH.
  • Gives you insight into a possible imbalance of your thyroid hormones.
  • Identifies whether you have an underactive or overactive thyroid.

349 kr