The Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in front of the neck that produces different hormones in the body. In case the level of these hormones decreases or increases then it causes a wide range of thyroid cancer symptoms in the body.
Thyroid hormones control the speed of metabolism in the body, regulates temperature, the heart rate, the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system, and more. The thyroid gland basically affects the way nearly every organ functions in the body.
The thyroid gland is responsible for multiple functions of the body. When the functions are interrupted, various ailments can be experienced. Thyroid function test helps in identifying the problems with the thyroid gland. The underactive thyroid, also known as, hypothyroidism, and overactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism can be determined using this thyroid function test. This is a blood test, which checks the level of thyroid hormone made by the pituitary gland.