What are the signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Common signs of an underactive thyroid can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Weakness
  • Higher sensitivity to the cold
  • Constipation
  • Bloating, especially in the face
  • Dry skin
  • Mood changes
  • A sore throat
  • Brain fog

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or are concerned about the functioning of your thyroid gland, you should consider our thyroid profile test.

How is your thyroid profile tested?

You will be required to provide a blood sample, which will then be sent off to our accredited laboratory for analysis.

What tests will be run on my sample?

Our Thyroid Profile test will measure:

  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This controls production of thyroid hormones: thyroxine and triiodothyronine
  • Free thyroxine (FT4). This hormone controls the rate of metabolism and can assist in determining whether the thyroid is functioning properly

How will I receive my test results?

Your confidential thyroid profile test results will be ready within one working day of your samples arrival at our certified laboratory. To access your results, you can log on to your secure patient area on our website. As soon as all of your results are ready, a member of our Patient Services team will contact you.

What should I do if my result reveals an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

You should speak to a doctor about your results if your test reveals an underactive or overactive thyroid gland. You may be prescribed medication to regulate your thyroid activity, and further tests may be recommended to ensure the success of treatment. Better2Know can organise private consultations with our network of highly skilled doctors at locations throughout Ireland. However, if you would prefer, you can take your results to your own GP.

How can I book my thyroid profile test?

To book your thyroid profile test, call Better2Know now using the number above. A member of our dedicated Patient Services team will be happy to answer any questions you have and will be on hand to book you in.

At Better2Know, we provide a wide range of health tests and screens throughout Ireland. Our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7 at your request.