Have you heard of a test called the TSH? If you haven’t then lest talk about it. a thyroid-stimulating hormone test is to check to see if there are problems with you thyroid gland. TSH is produced when the hypothalamus releases a substance called thyrotropin-releasing hormone(TRH). TRH then triggers the pituitary gland to release the TSH. TSH causes the thyroid to make two hormones: T3 and T4. These two hormones help regulate the bodies metabolism. The TSH test looks for these hormones.

The TSH is done to see if your thyroid is not working properly such as being under active or over active. If you may be experiencing any of the following symptoms you want to get a TSH:

For Hypothyroidism (under active)
-Weight gain
-Dry skin
-Feeling too cold
-Frequent menstrual periods

For Hyperthyroidism (over active)
-Weight loss
-Rapid heart rate
-Feeling too hot
-Irregular menstrual periods