Diseases of the Thyroid

Simple Goiter A simple goitre is when the thyroid is enlarged on its own without the presence of an autoimmune condition.  It is relatively rare in first world countries.  Symptoms include a swollen thyroid, neck pain, difficulty swallowing and even make breathing...

Thyroid Blood Tests – FT3

Free T3 Free T3 is the active component of thyroid hormone.  It’s full name is triiodothyronine. It is the form of thyroid hormone that your body is able to use.  Although it is has an effect on the body cells four times greater than that of T4, it only makes up less...

Thyroid Blood Tests – TSH

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone TSH will most likely be the first blood test ordered by your doctor. It measures the amount of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) that is available in your blood. TSH is a hormone, or messenger chemical, released by the Pituitary Gland in...