By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
Low thyroid, otherwise known as under-active thyroid, is a condition that effects every part of your body, both physically and mentally. The thyroid is a regulating organ in the body. It releases thyroid hormones which affect body temperature, weight, growth and development, and all of the metabolic processes in the body. Low thyroid is a common condition with many telling symptoms.
Do YOU have any of the following symptoms?
Changes in menstrual cycle
Dry hair or hair loss
Greater sensitivity to cold
Slow heart rate
Swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter)
Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Carpal tunnel syndrome
If you have these symptoms, and the regular test are coming back negative, it may be time to do a test for low thyroid at home. This is a blood spot test so your blood is not drawn the way it is typically drawn for testing. In blood spot testing, blood is obtained from a finger prick, and therefor can be done without a syringe or needle. The blood taken from a finger prick is considered “whole” blood, whereas blood drawn from your arm with a needle goes through a process in the lab that removes blood cells needed for accurate results.
Once you receive your thyroid test kit you simply collect your sample and mail it in. Within 3 weeks you will have your results.
We care about you and are here to help you with your low thyroid issues.
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Medical disclaimer: Our test for low thyroid at home and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.