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A 34-year-old member asked:

tsh thyroid is at 4.95, is that okay?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Mildly high: A TSH of 4.95 is slightly high, suggesting that your thyroid level is somewhat low. It is important to test the free T4 level to see how low. Do you have symptoms consistent with an underactive thyroid? Most people with a TSH level that mildly high will have no symptoms. In that case, observation with repeat level in a few months would be reasonable.

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How is a TSH level different from a thyroid level?

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TSH: Tsh- thyroid stimulating hormone is released by the pituitary in response to low thyroid (t4) hormone levels. Tsh then causes more T4 to be released from the thyroid. High levels of T4 turn off the release of TSH in what is called a negative feedback loop. This process keeps thyroid levels relatively constant.
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What's the treatment for someone with high TSH thyroid level?

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Thyroid hormone.: Elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels almost always mean that the pituitary gland is unsatisfied with the level of thryoid hormone in the blood (hypothyroidism). It is easily treated with thyroid hormone pill daily, and the TSH level returns to normal.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

My thyroid TSH value is 10.8. What should be the treatment taken?

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L-thyroxin: A free T4 level would also help. Assuming this is typical hypothyroidism, l- thyroxin at the right dose should get the TSH back to normal. People with no symptoms don't automatically need treatment. However there's some evidence that if treated, there is less future risk of heart attack or stroke, even if you currently have no symptoms.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Tsh thyroid is 4.95. Is this normal?

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A little high: Needs to be taken in context and not addressed alone. Ft4? Thyroid antibodies? Symptoms?
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Why high TSH can cause hyperplasia thyroid cell?

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Stimulate thyroid: Tsh"s action is to stimulate thyroid function; that's what it does.

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