Thyroid Disease Screening
Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid gland, part of the endocrine system, malfunctions either because it produces too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone.
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*Screening availability may be limited by location.
Who is this screening for?
Risk Factors for Thyroid Disease
- Women have a 2 to 10 times greater risk for a thyroid disorder
- Adults over 60 years of age
- Women who have been pregnant or have delivered a baby within the last six months
- Those with a family history of thyroid disease
- Those who have been treated for a thyroid problem
- Those who have had neck surgery or radiation
- Anyone with pernicious anemia (a vitamin B12 deficiency)
- Those with type 1 diabetes
- Those with primary adrenal insufficiency
Thyroid Disease Screening Details
About Thyroid Disease
- Nervousness or irritability
- Heat intolerance
- Weight loss
- Frequent bowel movements
- Fatigue or muscle weakness
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood swings
- Rapid and irregular heartbeat
- Hand tremors
- Weight gain
- Dry skin/brittle fingernails
- Memory loss
- Decrease in cognitive function
What causes thyroid disease?There are several underlying causes for a thyroid disorder. Blood tests, along with radiologic screenings, are the most commonly used methods for diagnosing a thyroid condition. Most thyroid problems, if properly diagnosed and managed under the supervision of your physician, are easily treatable through medication, radioiodine treatment, and if needed, surgery.