Thyroid Function


15% of patients with breast implants have abnormal thyroid function. The thyroid gland can be underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism). The thyroid is a key organ for healthy metabolism, and therefore abnormal thyroid function effects energy levels, weight, sleep, temperature and concentration. The Thyroid Function test includes:

  • Thyroxine (free T4)
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Given the overlap between the symptoms of thyroid problems and Breast Implant Illness, it is useful to test thyroid function. We can then direct you to the correct treatment pathway and referral to an endocrinologist if required.