The thyroid gland is a bow-tie-shaped gland located at the front of the neck, below Adam’s apple. It produces thyroid hormones, called T3 and T4 (T3 is the active hormone). T3 and T4 are regulated by thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), secreted by the pituitary gland in a pulsatile fashion. Generally, thyroid hormones regulate almost every cell and affect every system in the body. Their primary function is controlling the rate of metabolism and thermogenesis. However, the thyroid (and often the adrenal glands) is often affected by aging. According to surveys, nearly 80% of the total population suffers from a thyroid disorder but remains unaware of the underlying cause. Therefore, Thyroid Treatment in Dubai with the help of screening tests, like the Thyroflex, is essential for primary health assessment.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is the Thyroflex Test?
- 2 Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders
- 3 Thyroflex Test
- 4 Benefits
- 5 Thyroflex Test FAQs
- 6 Consult an Expert
What is the Thyroflex Test?
A Thyroflex Test is a non-invasive testing system that helps diagnose and manage numerous thyroid disorders.
Generally, up to 50% of people have low thyroid (Hypothyroid) by the time they reach 50. Due to the lack of sensitivity of the blood tests and the fact that people cannot lose weight with a low functioning thyroid, we use an FDA-approved simple diagnostic tool, The Thyroflex.
The Thyroflex test is simple, safe, and non-invasive. It, together with the clients’ history, examination, and blood tests, gives a far more accurate picture of the function of the thyroid. Results are available immediately. (We do this as part of the BHRT program). At the end of the test, the practitioner will be able to declare the patient hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, or euthyroid.
“I am often asked how the correct dose of [thyroid hormone medication] is determined. The answer is clinically by the patient’s pulse rate, his sense of wellbeing, the texture of the skin, his tolerance of cold, his bowel function, and the speed with which his deep tendon reflexes relax.”
– Sir RIS Bayliss MD, FRCP, MRCS Consultant Endocrinologist Lister Hospital London
Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders
There are numerous symptoms of thyroid problems. Patients with at least three of the following symptoms should get their thyroid tested:
- Cold hands and feet
- Hair loss
- Memory issues
- Low sex drive
- Menstrual issues
- Weight changes
- Muscle cramps
- Puffy hands and feet
Thyroid Disease Treatment in Dubai becomes easier after getting the right disorder diagnosed with the help of a Thyroflex test. The Thyroflex test uses the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), symptoms, and reflexes to determine the thyroid disorder. Usually, the patented 4-minute Thyroflex test is performed in combination with the Core Hormone System, integrated with the Software for Age Management (SAM).
Generally, this test is performed in three steps, which are as follows:
Thyroflex testing is accurate for diagnosing numerous thyroid disorders. The test determines the exact dose of thyroid medication for symptomatic patients.
After the initial test, thyroid analysis and Core Hormones System is integrated through the Software for Age Management (SAM). It provides health conditions and treatments as a full-fledged solution.
The results coming from the SAM software determine the correct treatment in the light of Thyroflex test results. It also takes into account the thyroid analysis and Core Hormones System results.
Thyroflex Test has numerous benefits. Some of these benefits are as follows:
- It is a non-invasive and virtually pain-free test.
- The test provides quick results with about a 98.5% accuracy rate.
- The test is cost-effective.
- It is a one-stop solution for testing, diagnosing, titrating, and managing thyroid disorders.
- It measures thyroid function with a reflex test instead of a blood test.
- This test has proven successful worldwide.
Thyroflex Test FAQs
What is Thyroflex testing?
The Thyroflex test is a non-invasive thyroid test that is used for testing, diagnosing, titrating, and managing thyroid conditions. It helps analyze the thyroid function. This means it identifies whether the patient's thyroid function is overactive, underactive, or normal.
Does your thyroid affect your blood sugar?
If your Thyroflex test diagnosed Hypothyroidism, there are higher chances of your blood sugar levels being affected. Hypothyroidism can be the reason for several metabolic abnormalities and clinical symptoms, and affected blood sugar levels are one of them.
Does levothyroxine affect your blood sugar?
Levothyroxine or L-thyroxine is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency. In patients with high blood sugar or diabetes, this drug has been reported to raise blood sugar levels sometimes. This may not be the case with everyone so consult with your doctor for guidance.
At what age do thyroid problems start?
Patients undergo go a Thyroflex test at different ages as thyroid problems can develop at any age. They can be found in women as well as men. However, they are more common in women between the ages of 20 to 30.
Why is dairy bad for the thyroid?
It is common for thyroid patients to have a food sensitivity to dairy products and lactose intolerance. Due to this, dairy product consumption can cause inflammation abdominal bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. So, they should avoid dairy products.
Consult an Expert
If you have a thyroid disorder, consider Thyroid Treatment in Dubai. It is possible to diagnose multiple thyroid disorders with the help of the Thyroflex test. In addition to showing whether thyroid function is low, standard, or high, it also reveals the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). So, to get diagnosed, get in touch with our experts at Euromed Clinic Center. Please schedule an appointment by filling the online form below or calling us.