Are you having a hard time losing weight?
Struggling to lose weight can be frustrating. For some people, hypothyroidism is at the root of weight gain, as well as the inability to lose weight. Hypothyroidism is a disorder that happens when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone to meet your body’s needs. Without enough thyroid hormone, many of your body’s natural processes, including metabolism, slow down. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Weight gain
- Cold intolerance
- Puffy face
- Joint and muscle pain
- Dry skin
- Dry, thinning hair
- Slowed heart rate
Hypothyroidism can develop slowly, so it can be hard to notice symptoms. Many people overlook symptoms which could indicate thyroid problems, although they often notice and are frustrated by weight gain.
Hypothyroidism is easily treated once it is diagnosed.
How can I get tested?
You can order your own thyroid function tests right now without an order from a health care provider.
Simply choose the Thyroid Hormone Panel, pay for it and our board-certified physician will authorize you to have the test performed. After you order the test, you will receive a laboratory requisition in your email that you can bring with you to more than 50 convenient Health Network Laboratory locations where we will draw your blood for testing.
HNL also offers In-Home Lab Testing. An HNL phlebotomist can collect samples from the comfort of your home with HNL House Calls. When you add this feature to your purchase, an HNL phlebotomist will call you to schedule an appointment in your home.
When your results are ready, we will let you know. Your test results are secure, confidential and available to only you. You can choose if you want to share your results with anyone else, including your doctor. Please note, we do not accept insurance at this time.