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A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone in your blood.
It will help to determine the need for medication to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland ) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland). This test is also known as Thyrotropin Test.
TSH is kind of hormone produced by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain which give directions to the the thyroid to make and release thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These two essential hormones help to control the rate at which the body uses energy.
TSH test is required to check the signs of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. This test is also required to monitor the ongoing treatment of these conditions.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism ( thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone)
difficulty in sleeping
irritated eyes and light sensitivity
rapid heart rate