Hypothyroidism symptoms are often variable and non-specific, and may be mistaken for other diseases. If you think you have some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, the only way to know for sure is to have a blood test to check the levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), and thyroid hormone levels in the blood (T3 and T4). Your TSH levels will be high and T3 and T4 will be low in hypothyroidism.

 

If you have a family history of thyroid disorders, or thyroid surgery, you are encouraged to consult your doctor. A TSH test may be recommended.5

Reference: 5. American Thyroid Association. Hypothyroidism. Accessed from: http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/Hypo_brochure.pdf on August 2016.

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