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A 26-year-old male asked:

how to lower the tsh level, i have 8.2.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
See U r MD: It means hypothyroidism. It can be primary or secondary.Consult u r md and correct it.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Adjustment: Of thyroid replacement will bring the TSH down.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medication: Normal TSH is around 1-2 or 3. If your lab test is 8.2, your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone, or if you are taking medication for the thyroid, your dose isn't enough. Please see your doctor.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me the minimum healthy reading for TSH levels?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
It varies: Each lab will have established it's own reference range. Typically, the lower limit of normal is somewhere between 0.2 and 0.5. Treatment is usually recommended for TSH levels below 0.1, and may be recommended in select cases for levels between 0.1 and the lower limit of normal.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can TSH levels be reduced?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Take thyroid hormone: The TSH is produced when there is not enough thyroid hormone in the body. Taking thyroid hormone replaces what is missing and will lower the TSH level.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are normal TSH levels?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is a normal tsh?

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Dr. Saima Farghani
Specializes in Endocrinology
Normal TSH: Thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH ranges between 0.4 - 4.5 in most labs
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What can I expect from a TSH test?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Three possibilities: High, low, normal (and in they eye of an endocrinologist, high normal and low normal).

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