A Thyroid problems are very common in women who account for 8 out of 10 people with thyroid problems. You can have both an underactive and overactive thyroid gland, both of which may have slightly diffuse symptoms such as fatigue and stomach upset. If you have an overactive thyroid gland, you can also have symptoms such as palpitations and high heart rate and weight loss. In an underactive thyroid gland, the symptoms are e.g. freezing and weight gain.
A When the body produces too little thyroid hormone (TSH), a signal is sent that triggers the body to produce more TSH. TSH controls the production of thyroid hormones T4 and T3 where T4 is the inactive form that is converted to the active form T3 that the thyroid gland uses.
Assuming we have a healthy liver, good intestinal flora and adequate nutritional levels of especially selenium and zinc, about a third of T4 is converted to T3. This important transformation can be inhibited by certain factors such as heavy metals, environmental toxins, alcohol, smoking, inflammation, insulin resistance and certain drugs.
Here's how it works: The test is a blood test and is taken through a capillary sample (stick in the finger). The amount is two filled tubes.
Test answer: You normally have an answer within 15 working days after our lab received your test. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test answer, you will receive a detailed report in English about your values.
Things to think about before taking the test: Taking thyroid medication or taking the dietary supplement tyrosine or phenylalanine will affect the results.
The thyroid gland produces hormones that affect many of the body's functions and also controls your metabolism. In some people, the thyroid gland may produce too little or too much hormone, which can lead to an underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism) thyroid gland.
This test measures free T3, free T4 and TSH and gives a result that shows your levels of the hormones measured against reference values.
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.