Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) Blood Test
The Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) Blood Test checks thyroid gland function.
TSH is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland. This gland is responsible for making sure that the thyroid hormones are released into the blood. TSH test is a thyroid function test used to assist in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders, monitor thyroid replacement therapy in patients with hypothyroidism, diagnose and/or monitor female infertility problems, and occasionally the test is used to help evaluate pituitary gland function. While the test is most often used to help diagnose thyroid disorders in adults, expert opinions vary on the benefits of screening, and at what age to begin testing.
One type of thyroid disorder is Hypothyroidism which means that the thyroid gland is underactive. Some symptoms that can be related to this disorder are:
- weight gain
- dry skin
- a feeling of being too cold
Another type of thyroid disorder is Hyperthyroidism which means that the thyroid gland is overactive. Symptoms associated with this disorder may include:
- weight loss
- rapid heart rate
- a feeling of being too hot
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