How are thyroid diseases diagnosed? Physicians evaluate thyroid diseases by questioning about the symptoms, family history and health-related issues. Thyroid function tests are done to check how well the thyroid is functioning. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed by a blood test to check levels of Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and Thyroxin (T4). Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed by measuring the levels of TSH, T3 and T4 thyroid hormones multiple times in a year. A radioactive iodine uptake test and radioactive thyroid scan may also be done to detect the cause of hyperthyroidism. The physicians may ask for antithyroid antibody tests to diagnose Graves’ disease and autoimmune thyroiditis. Physical examination, ultrasound and other imaging procedures may be required to diagnose inflammation and nodules. A needle biopsy may be performed if the nodules are suspected to be cancerous. Radioiodine uptake test is also performed to detect thyroid diseases, which can detect nodules that may be cancerous in nature. Thanks With regards

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@Dr. M V Subramanyam Sir, First of all my hearty vote of thanks to you Sir for this valuable post. The complicated versions of the diseases involving the thyroid gland and their pathological confirmations are very simply and in lucid manner described in your post. All the Ayush Students please save this fundamental as it has very much practical value in future.

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Informative Update..... But why its preferred empty stomach sample for Thyroid Profile?? @Dr. M V Subramanyam sir...?

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Nice information and helpful Post sir

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Helpful post Sir. Thank you

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Nice information thanks sir

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Nice info dear sir

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Helpful post

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T3T4TSH , Blood CBC ESR , testing egily sir.

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Helpful post sir thanku for sharing

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