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Thyroid function test : know what T3, T4 and TSH mean

Thyroid function test : know what T3, T4 and TSH mean

Posted By Suborna Fermi Posted on Feb 12, 2021

Thyroid is one of the most important hormones of our body. So many internal activities of a human body get controlled by the thyroid gland. Even the silliest imbalance in the thyroid hormone may cause several kinds of physical problems. Medical experts say, some of such problems may turn serious quickly and even turn incurable if left untreated for so long. In a word, any thyroid disorder should never be handled casually.

It is impossible for any of us to detect thyroid disorders that are silently growing inside us. There lies the importance of a thyroid function test. As a matter of fact, many terms are used in thyroid function test reports and descriptions that a large number of people are not aware of. Three of them are briefly mentioned below for you.

What does T3, T4 and TSH mean?

  • T3: The other name of T3 is Triiodothyronine. Most of the psychological processes of our body are controlled by this specific hormone. Apart from that, our body temperature, heart rate and metabolism are also controlled by T3. Any imbalance of T3 may cause so many physical and mental complexions.
  • T4: Thyroxine is the majorly used term for T4. Our mood, metabolism and body temperature are controlled by T4 also as well as T3. If the T4 level is lower than normal level then it can be the reason for hypothyroidism.
  • TSH: the term TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. This is a certain kind of pituitary hormone and its main function is to stimulate the thyroid gland for the production of T3. If the TSH level gets lower than the natural level then it may give birth to so many kinds of physical complexions.

To be mentioned again, a thyroid test is mandatory as we can not have a prominent idea always about the imbalance of thyroid hormones in our body through symptoms. Apart from giving birth to hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, it may also hamper the heart health and metabolism of your body. Get connected to any nearby pathology lab today to book a thyroid test package for you or to fetch more necessary information in this regard.