The thyroid is a gland of the endocrine system. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence or Adam’s apple). It is responsible for the regulation of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and thriiodothyronine (T3) that play a large role in the proper conversion of calories and oxygen to energy, called metabolism. For persons with a thyroid hormone problem, there may be an impairment of the structure of the thyroid, the function of the thyroid or pituitary gland.
This thyroid health screener tests some of the common symptoms and risk factors for thyroid disease. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used in place of professional, medical advice. The reported symptoms of thyroid diseases are common complaints of many illnesses. If you are concerned about your health or your results from this test, make an appointment to speak to your General Practitioner.