Underactive Thyroid Travel Insurance
If you have an Underactive Thyroid, you should ensure you have a Travel Insurance policy before leaving your home.
To contact us by telephone, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757.
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.
When getting a Travel Insurance quote to cover Underactive Thyroid, you will be asked some questions to ensure you get the correct section.
If you are travelling with others, we can include them on the policy, even if they do not have any pre-existing medical conditions.
If you have an Underactive Thyroid and wish to go on holiday, it is essential that you first purchase Travel Insurance coverage before you leave the country.
If you are going to travel whilst suffering from this medical condition, there are some things that you should consider:
- Pack enough medication to cover your entire holiday, plus some extra in case of delays or emergencies.
- If you are travelling with a com, it is advisable to separate your medication between your luggage, in case one of your bags is lost.
- If travelling in Europe, take your Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC).
- Take a recent prescription and a letter from your medical provider explaining your condition.
Causes and Symptoms
Hypothyroidism can affect anyone, but it is 20 times more likely in women than men. It is also more common with increased age.
Hypothyroidism is usually caused by autoimmune thyroiditis, a disease that causes the body's antibodies to attack the thyroid gland and reduce the gland's function.
Patients with Autoimmune Thyroiditis can also develop a swollen thyroid. Other less common causes include:
- Iodine deficiency
- Side effects from other medicines
- Pituitary gland problems.
An Underactive Thyroid gland can cause many symptoms, but not all symptoms develop in every case. Symptoms include:
- Sleep problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Weight gain
- Dry skin, nails and hair
- Hoarseness of voice
- Feeling cold
- Reduced libido
- Heavy periods in women
Due to the wide variety of symptoms, diagnosis can be difficult. Symptoms may develop slowly over months and years as the levels of thyroxine decrease.
Left untreated, patients are at increased risk of heart disease and complications during pregnancy.