Underactive Thyroid Travel Insurance
An Underactive Thyroid, a condition known as Hypothyroidism, produces less thyroid hormones (thyroxines) than a body requires. The thyroid gland is situated in the front of the neck, its hormones affecting almost every part of the body, from the muscles to the skin to the brain. Thyroxines are a crucial factor in regulating a persons metabolism, which includes the pace of their heartbeat and the burning of calories. An Underactive Thyroid decreases metabolism and can cause weight gain, the inability to lose weight, infertility, heart disease and joint pains. Hypothyroidism can be treated with synthetic thyroid hormones.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands. If you are a Resident of the Republic of Ireland, please call us for a quote.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Underactive Thyroid Medical Questions
When getting a Travel Insurance quote to cover this condition, you will be asked some questions to ensure you get the right quote for you:
- Have you required hospital treatment for this condition within the last 12 months ?
If you are travelling with others, we can include them on the policy, even if they do not have any pre existing medical conditions.
Travel Advice with Underactive Thyroid
If you have an Underactive Thyroid and wish to go on holiday, it is essential that you first purchase Travel Insurance to fully cover you 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:
- Ensure you pack enough Medication to cover you for your entire holiday, plus some extra in case of delays or emergency.
- If you are travelling with a companion it is advisable to separate your medication between your luggage, in case one of your bags is lost.
- If travelling in Europe, be sure to take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
- Take with you a recent prescription and letter from your medical provider explaining your condition.
Causes and Symptoms of Underactive Thyroid
Hypothyroidism can affect anyone, but it is 20 times more likely to occur in women than in men. It is also more common with increased age.
Hypothyroidism is usually caused by autoimmune thyroiditis which is a disease that causes the bodies own antibodies to attack the thyroid gland and reduce the glands 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.
Many symptoms can be caused by an Underactive Thyroid gland 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.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your Underactive Thyroid or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
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.