Thyroid inflammation

Thyroid inflammation

Thyroiditis, also known as thyroiditis, is an inflammation of the thyroid gland - a small gland that sits at the base of the neck and plays a crucial role in the body's metabolism. There are different types of thyroiditis, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and subacute thyroiditis.

The symptoms of thyroid inflammation can vary depending on the type and severity of the inflammation. Common symptoms include thyroid pain or tenderness, throat swelling, hoarseness, fatigue, weight gain or loss, sensitivity to cold or heat, palpitations, and mood swings.

The diagnosis of thyroiditis can be established through physical examination, blood tests to measure thyroid hormone levels and antibodies, and sometimes through a thyroid biopsy.

The treatment of thyroiditis depends on the cause and the symptoms. If the inflammation results in an overproduction of thyroid hormones, the doctor may suggest drugs to reduce the production. In case of underproduction of thyroid hormones, replacement therapy with thyroid hormones can be used. In some cases, anti-inflammatory drugs or surgery may be necessary.

Symptoms of thyroid inflammation can include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the thyroid gland: You may experience pain or tenderness in the area where the thyroid gland sits, which is in the lower part of the neck, just below the larynx.
  • Fatigue and general malaise: Thyroid inflammation can lead to exhaustion, fatigue and a general feeling of illness.
  • Mood swings and emotional instability: Thyroid hormones also affect mood and mental health. People with thyroid inflammation may experience mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression or emotional instability.
  • Changes in body weight: Some people may experience weight gain due to a slower metabolism, while others may experience weight loss due to a faster metabolism.
  • Palpitations and irregular heartbeats

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

TSH test
Thyroid test TSH

TSH test

  • Measuring your TSH value.
  • Thyroid test for analysis of thyroid stimulants.
  • Indication of thyroid diseases.
  • Thyroid tests for general health and fitness.

95 kr

Health checks

Health checks

Hormonal balance plus
  • Comprehensive health check for hormonal balance.
  • Extended hormone analysis for you as a woman.
  • Get deeper insight into your hormonal levels.

1 595 kr

Hormonal balance
Hormone analysis woman

Hormonal balance

  • Health check for hormonal balance.
  • Hormonal analysis for you as a woman.
  • Get insight into your hormonal levels.

795 kr

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