Your Thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland that lies flat against your windpipe in your throat. The main hormones that it produces T4 & T3 are extremely important in helping to regulate the rate of energy we use.
Our bodies have a feedback mechanism that uses TSH to help turn thyroid hormones production On & Off, and this also helps maintain a stable amount of the thyroid hormones in our blood stream.
When Thyroid Antibodies block with this process, it could lead to long term conditions and disorders, with having an under active Thyroid (not enough thyroid hormones) or overactive Thyroid (too much thyroid hormones)
Having a Thyroid Antibodies Blood Test is to help diagnose an autoimmune Thyroid disease or to separate it from forms of having Thyroiditis and Thyroid disease.
If you are pregnant and you already have an autoimmune thyroid disease, or another form of autoimmune disorder, you may want to be tested early on into your pregnancy and then again near the end of your pregnancy, as these blood tests will maybe be able to indicate whether your baby may be at risk of thyroid dysfunction, as thyroid antibodies can cross the placenta and this then will cause hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in the fetus or newborn.
Thyroid antibodies can also be found in other autoimmune disorders, like Type 1 Diabetes, Anaemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Thyroid Antibodies, unfortunately isn’t a routine Blood Test at your local NHS Surgery, However Bloods4you can provide you with these specific Blood Tests along with all other hormone blood tests, that you may require!
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