What's Your Body Trying To Tell You?
A science-backed quiz that decodes your symptoms and uncovers their hidden root causes so you can become your healthiest, most energetic, and most vibrant self.
The thyroid is responsible for metabolism in the body and affects how fast processes run inside the cells. The thyroid produces T4 (thyroxine) which is converted by an enzyme to its active form T3 (tri-iodothyronine) which can be used by the cells. The hypothalamus and pituitary monitor and regulate the amount of thyroid hormones produced using thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH). Thyroid problems occur when the monitoring system breaks down, the thyroid gland is damaged, T4 isn’t properly converted to T3 or there are insufficient nutrients or minerals to make the hormones. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) causes slowing of metabolism leading to symptoms such as, weight gain, feeling cold, fatigue, hair loss, muscle aches, constipation, low libido, low mood or irritability and weakness. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) results in the metabolism going into overdrive leading to sweating, intolerance to heat, frequent bowel movements, rapid heart rate, sweating, anxiety, restlessness and agitation and tremors.
GP thyroid tests only measure the levels of TSH and T4 which picks up only on serious thyroid pathology. Unfortunately, these tests don’t pick up on the root cause of the problem.
The Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment test gives a much more comprehensive picture of thyroid function, including: