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What does high T4 level mean

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Early hypothyroidism: If the elevated TSH persists, it generally indicates early hypothyroidism, which can easily be diagnosed and treated by your doctor.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Hypothyroidism: The TSH test is10 times more sensitive for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism that the t4. The TSH is reported on a log scale so that small changes in th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 53 years experience
HiTSH=hypo,hiT4 hype: Thyroid function is measured many ways. The TSH is your body's call for more hormone, so a high TSH suggests underactive thyroid, very low TSH overac... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Hyperthyroid: High levels of all three of these, tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and t4, is due to the pituitary gland causing too much tsh, which causes the thyroid to mak... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Abnormal lab: It means you should call the doc who ordered the labs and ask for an explanation. The abnormal levels imply a process or processes that are causing th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hypothyroidism : Your TSH is a substance made in the brain. When high it indicates the possibility that your thyroid gland is not able to make enough thyroid hormone. ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Nothing: The TSH is more accurate. A free T4 is more accurate than a t4, which can be affected by many factors such as estrogen. Are you on any form of estrog... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Graves medications: It can be tricky to adjust the dose of Methimazole in someone with graves disease. Too much Methimazole can make you hypothyroid. The ft4 is more reli... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Yes: Total T4 reflects T4 bound to proteins in your blood. Free T4 measures the amount of T4 that is free and not bound so that it can be metabolically act... Read More
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