Hypothyrodism (an underactive thyroid) is ten times more common in women than in men and usually occurs over the age of 40. It can lead to high cholesterol levels and increase the risk of developing heart disease. Whilst it is difficult to prevent thyroid illness, both hypothyrodism and hyperthyrodism can be treated with medication. In some cases treating hyperthyrodism may involve a thyroidectomy (removal of part of the thyroid gland).
- The Thyroid Function can currently only be booked when added to a CT health check.