Thyroid Function and Imbalance
Thyroid hormones control the body's metabolism. The brain produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which triggers the thyroid gland to produce two types of hormones -- T4 and T3. In Hypothyroidism, the body has inadequate levels of the thyroid hormones. This often leads to imbalances in relation to other hormones. Hyperthyroidism is a less common condition that exists when excess thyroid hormones are present. Because every cell of the body is affected by thyroid hormones, symptoms are often varied and affect multiple body systems.
You can download, print and complete the appropriate Symptoms Checklist to take to your healthcare provider or to help determine which tests you may wish to purchase (link below).
Symptoms of High thyroid Function
Symptoms of Low thyroid function
Brittle hair and nails