Different tests are done by the doctor to check the function of the thyroid gland. One of the most important thyroid tests is a thyroid function test; this is a series of blood tests that measure thyroid function by measuring the levels of TSH, T4, and T3 hormones. If the level of each of these hormones is lower or higher than normal, it indicates a thyroid malfunction (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism).
Importance of attention to thyroid function
Thyroid is a tiny gland that is located at the base of your neck. if it is not working correctly, it could cause serious problem in body. The gland contains hormones that regulate multiple functions in body, including metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. Therefore, checking the function of this gland is necessary if some of the symptoms are observed. Also, pregnant women should be checked for thyroid gland function.
If you observe the symptoms below, you should test your thyroid: