Home » General Health » Simple Home-Made Test for the Thyroid

Simple Home-Made Test for the Thyroid

The thyroid is also very often called the thermostat of the human system since the same produces hormones that are needed for us in order to maintain warmth.

This process is happening by transforming the THS hormone made by part of the pituitary in the hormones T4 and T3. If there is some problem with the thyroid then the same is not able to keep the adequate body temperature. The experts ask this question: Whether it happens to you having all the symptoms of the hypothyroidism and the testing shows normal value? According to some experts the hormones in the blood are not enough in order you can say for sure if there is some thyroid disorder.
This means that no matter the medicine result shows there is nothing wrong, this doesn’t necessarily means tour thyroid functions as it should have. The reason for this is that the blood hormones test actually shows us how much hormones are present in the blood, but it’s not showing how much the thyroid is active itself in transforming the very hormones. Because of this if you take the basal method of body temperature measuring, the results you’ll get will be more certain and reliable regarding the correct thyroid functioning.

How to perform proper testing?

The procedure for you to make the testing by yourself goes like this: first of all you will need a thermometer-and not a digital one, but a quicksilver thermometer. In the evening, before going to bed, prepare the thermometer by putting the scale on the lowest level. The thermometer should be left near the bed in order you can take it easily while waking up the next morning. When you wake up, before getting out of the bed and any other activity, including going to the bathroom, you must stay quiet under the blanket and measure the temperature in the underarm. The measuring should be made for at least 5 minutes. Then look at the exact temperature and write it down. Repeat this procedure for 3 mornings in a row at least on the same way. The same procedure applies both to men and women.

During the monthly cycle women shouldn’t be doing the test since the same is not very reliable. It is important not to shake the thermometer in the morning and not to get up i.e. to stay calm before taking the measurement in order not to raise and accelerate the metabolism before measuring. The “normal” body measured temperature in this 3-days-period after waking up should be at the range from 36,6 to 36,8 Celsius degrees. If the temperature is lower than 98.24°F (36,6°C), and especially if it is lower than 97.52°F (36.4°C), this is a strong indicator for some problem with insufficient function of the thyroid. If the temperature is higher than 97.88°F (36,8°C) you must be careful since the same can be caused by some inflammatory process in the body. If this higher temperature repeats and there is no other visible reason for that, this can be an indicator for increased work of the thyroid. But the test only can’t be the only indicator for the problems with the thyroid.
You need to check out the presence of other symptoms that combined with this test can give very reliable results referring some thyroid problem. This way you can identify the certain trouble with the thyroid without even using the invasive method, and you can control the condition of the correct work of the thyroid. Besides this the method is especially useful for people who already have and have had diagnosed problems with the thyroid or they have even applied some therapy in order to determine what is the condition of their thyroid at the moment.

The test should b performed 3 morning in a row or even longer and the average temperature is measured (gather all the results and divide it with the number of the days you’ve made the measuring). It is important to mention that there are some additional factors that can have an impact on the change of the body temperature such as consuming alcohol the previous night, strong stress that happened the previous day, as well as using the hormone contraception or recent cease of using the hormone contraception.

Some of the symptoms of the disordered thyroid functioning that you should inspect along with the test are: hypothyroidism (reduced thyroid functioning)-tiredness, depression, sensitivity to cold, putting weight on, dry skin, reduced feeling of taste and smell, reduced heart functioning, obstipation, bad memory, difficult concentration, not-proper menstruation, fertility, high cholesterol and goiter, and hyperthyroidism (increased thyroid functioning)-nervousness and irritation, losing weight, fastened work and lapping of the heart functioning, feeling waves of warmth, changing the appetite, weak muscles, shortened menstruation and goiter.

Source http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/temperature/