Thyroid Hormone Test

Thyroid assessment can be essential to diagnose complicated endocrine cases. Thyroid disease refers to both hypo and hyperthyroidism, but hypothyroidism is by far the most common. Even mild hypothyroidism can have significant health consequences, so early detection is important.


Conditions and Symptoms Associated with Hyperthyroidism

  • Weight Loss

  • Increased Appetite

  • Nervousness

  • Restlessness

  • Heat Intolerance

  • Increased Sweating

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent Bowel Movements

  • Menstrual Irregularities in Women

  • Goiter

Hyperthyroidism is usually treated with anti-thyroid medications, radioactive iodine (which destroys the thyroid and stops the excess production of hormones), or surgery to remove the thyroid.

Adequate intake of iodine may also provide protection against breast, thyroid or prostate cancer.

Bromine is in the same element family as iodine and as such, exposure to bromine results in a decrease in the bodily stores of iodine as a result, as they compete for tissue stores.