Why It’s Important to Get Your Thyroid Checked

Are there times that you are constantly tired and depressed? Or getting an irregular heartbeat and sudden weight gain or weight loss? These are clear signs that something may be up with your thyroid. 

The thyroid (located at the base of your neck) is in-charge of several hormones in your body that contribute to metabolism, growth, and other bodily functions so you can’t let it go unchecked. It may be goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland due to abnormal production of hormones) or other underlying thyroid problems. 

Left untreated, it can cause difficulty with breathing & swallowing and other problems in the body so it is important to have your thyroid checked as soon as you can. 

If you have a family history of goiter or your doctor recommends you to have your thyroid checked for tests, MyHealth’s Thyroid Test Package is perfect for you since it consists of all the thyroid tests you’ll need: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), FT3, and FT4.

Who should conduct screening for Goiter?

If you have a family history of goiter or your doctor recommends you to have your thyroid checked for tests, consider getting the appropriate tests. 

The following symptoms are also signs that you may want to get checked with a doctor or conduct tests for the thyroid:

  • Constantly tired and depressed
  • Irregular / rapid heartbeat
  • Sudden or unexplainable weight gain or weight loss
  • Visible enlargement at the base of the neck

What tests are needed?

MyHealth’s Thyroid Test Package already bundles the tests to look into your body’s thyroid hormones (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), FT3, and FT4) and determine if any abnormalities are present.

 

WAYS TO AVAIL THE PACKAGE

Schedule it as an appointment in one of our clinics.

You may do any of the following:

Have it as a home medical service with MyHealth HomeCare. 

Terms and conditions apply to MyHealth HomeCare appointments. Please email homecare@myhealth.ph to know more.

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