Thyroid hormones help regulate heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, and weight.
Thyroid hormones can also increase energy, help food move through the gastrointestinal tract and increase perspiration. Because its effects are so far-reaching, a lack of thyroid hormone can result in a number of health conditions including:
- cold body temperature
- arthritis and muscle cramps
- weight gain
- poor reflexes
Why Test Urine Thyroid?
Standard tests for thyroid function may underestimate the incidence of thyroid disease. A 24 hour urine collection can be used to help determine if symptoms are thyroid related.