Senior Clinical Fellow Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Royal Brompton Hospital & Harefield Hospital
The thyroid is a really important organ which can sometimes be the cause of some disorders and comes with common symptoms such as tiredness, mood changes, weight issues, however these disorders are normally undiagnosed. This profile will monitor your thyroid gland and complete a full check of all the levels of your thyroid hormones (Thyroxine-Free T4, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone-TSH and Triiodothyronine- Free T3, Thyroglobulin Antibodies, Thyroid Peroxidase) and show if your thyroid is functioning optimally.
TSH, or Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that regulates the production and release of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce and release thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which play important roles in regulating metabolism, growth, and development
FT3 (Free Triiodothyronine) is a type of thyroid hormone that is produced and released bythe thyroid gland in response to stimulation by the pituitary hormone TSH (ThyroidStimulating Hormone). FT3 acts as a key regulator of metabolism and energy balance in thebody. It is a crucial component of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, whichhelps to regulate the production and release of thyroid hormones.
FT4 (Free Thyroxine) is a type of thyroid hormone that is produced and regulated by the thyroid gland. It plays a critical role in regulating metabolism and energy production in the body. FT4 levels in the blood are used as a biomarker to assess thyroid function and to diagnose thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels) or hyperthyroidism (high thyroid hormone levels).
Please view the video provided below for a step-by-step guide on how to perform our home test kits.
Dr Dany Succar
Charlotte Genevieve Brown
BSc Nutrition and Health
Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)