This at-home test can help you understand how your thyroid is working and if there may be a need for a discussion with your healthcare provider.
Though a part of the body that many people know little about, the thyroid plays a major part in daily wellness.
Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism — too much thyroid activity and too little thyroid activity, respectively — are cause for concern. Because your thyroid controls much of your metabolism, which plays a vital role in your overall health, it’s important to monitor thyroid function, as it is estimated that up to twelve percent of the population in the United States will develop thyroid disease during their lifetime. That’s almost fifteen million people who have thyroid problems that affect their metabolism and are unaware.
Anybody can experience thyroid issues but some people are more susceptible than others:
- Women (up to 10 times more likely than men to have thyroid disorder)
- People with a family history of thyroid issues
- Adults aged 50+
- Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes
- Women who have been pregnant within the past 6 months
- People being treated with lithium for six months or more
- Those with iodine exposure or deficiency
- People who have been exposed to radiation therapy, especially around the neck
Working with certified and experienced labs, our thyroid panel uses sample from your blood test to accurately measure various thyroid-specific hormones and compare those levels to common ranges for those markers.
The at-home thyroid test measures Free T4, Free T3, TSH, and TPO from a small blood spot sample taken with your kit.
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) controls thyroid function in its production of active thyroid hormones, Free T4, and Free T3, which together control the rate at which your body uses energy. The test also measures TPO antibodies, which are antibodies that your body may make that can suppress thyroid function. By measuring your levels of each, you can learn about whether your thyroid may be over- or under-functioning.
EverlyWell will provide detailed information of what a high or low level of TPO, Free T4, Free T3, or TSH means for your health.
The at-home thyroid blood test is a convenient starting point for determining whether you may have a thyroid condition and will give you indication of what you should do next. Stay on top of your health from the convenience of your home with our at-home thyroid test.
Our tests provide personalized information and education; they are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care.
If your thyroid is under-producing, you may experience ongoing symptoms including:
- Sluggishness & Fatigue
- Weight Gain
- Muscle Weakness, Aches, Tenderness
- Cold Sensitivity
- Mental Fogginess
- Irregular or Heavier Than Normal Periods
- Dry Skin & Thinning Hair
- Low Blood Sugar
- High Cholesterol
If your thyroid is overactive you may experience symptoms like:
- Unexpected or Unusual Weight Loss
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Increased Appetite
- Nervousness & Anxiousness
- Shaking or Trembling
- Frequent Sweating
- Heat Sensitivity
- More Frequent Bowel Movements
- Swelling in the Neck from Enlarged Thyroid
- Sleep Difficulty