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What Is A TFT Blood Test? Thyroid Function Tests Explained

As we get older, many people discover that a gland we once took for granted is no longer working as well as it should. The thyroid, located in the lower part of the neck, produces hormones vital to the basic functioning of our bodies, but as time passes, they can become overactive – producing too … Continued

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What Blood Tests Are There For Thyroid Health? 

Let’s start at the beginning. What is thyroid? Most people have heard of this mysterious organ but not many of us could give a clear explanation for what exactly it does.  The thyroid is a gland located at the front of the neck. Glands are organs that secrete biologically-active chemicals, and the thyroid is part … Continued

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Should I Get a Thyroid Test?

The thyroid is an often overlooked but surprisingly important gland located at the base of the neck. Glands produce biological substances which have an effect on other parts of the body.  There are two types of gland: endocrine and exocrine. The latter produce substances that are secreted through a duct onto the surface of the … Continued

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What Is The Difference Between Vitamin D & Vitamin D3?

  We have all heard that we need Vitamin D and its health benefits have been praised for their essential impact on our overall well being and immunity, and its deficiency causing known cardiovascular implications, but what exactly is Vitamin D? How does it differ from Vitamin D3? Is one better than the other? Let’s … Continued

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What Are The Symptoms of Thyroid Problems In Females?

  Thyroid problems can have a noticeable impact on your energy level and mood. Thyroid problems can be thought of as one of the great mimickers of symptoms; almost any symptom you have could potentially be to do with your thyroid. Most of the time, it may have nothing to do with your thyroid, but … Continued

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TSH Blood Test Meaning: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test Explained

Thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH is produced by the pituitary: a pea-sized gland at the bottom of the hypothalamus in the lower part of the brain. The hypothalamus provides an interface between the nervous system and the network of hormone-producing glands around the body called the endocrine system. Generation of TSH is not the sole … Continued

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Vitamin B12 Benefits – Are Your B12 Levels Healthy?

Vitamin B12 is a complex and important nutrient. Chemically known as cobalamin, it’s one of the eight known B vitamins, all of which serve similar functions within the human body: they enable the production of enzymes that fuel chemical processes fundamental to life. What does B12 do inside your body? Vitamin B12 is used by … Continued

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What Is The Normal HbA1c level? How To Test Your HbA1c Level?

If you have diabetes or prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, you may have heard your doctor discussing your ‘HbA1c’ levels – or even just your ‘A1C’ levels. But what exactly are those? What is HbA1c? HbA1c is a variety of haemoglobin – the component of red blood cells responsible for circulating oxygen … Continued

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