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COS LANE MEDICAL PRACTICE

THYROID ANNUAL REVIEWS

 

Invites are issued at least once a year to all patients with Thyroid problems who are currently taking thyroid replacement medication, including Levothyroxine.

 

It is important to attend your annual review even when you are feeling well so we can assess your thyroid condition and how well your medication is helping you at your baseline, not just when you are unwell. Having a blood level that is too high or too low can cause other health issues which are important to pick up and prevent, but don't always cause obvious symptoms.

 

Your appointment will be with one of our Healthcare Assistants and your check MAY include:

  • Blood Pressure check
  • Giving a blood sample

We will contact you if you need a change in medication dose or an earlier repeat test, but otherwise will not routinely contact you with your result, so please telephone the surgery a few days after your blood test for your results to confirm your result is back and normal. 

 

For more information about thyroid conditions visit.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/underactive-thyroid-hypothyroidism/

 

https://patient.info/hormones/thyroid-and-parathyroid-glands/underactive-thyroid-gland-hypothyroidism                                                                                                                  May 2019

 
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