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Can Exercise Effect Your Tsh Levels
I have tried everything. I can't lose weight. TSH level OK. No amount of exercise can help me. Diet is healthy. Please help. I'm depressed!
It is impossible...: It actually is impossible for a human to be unable to lose weight, because weight loss follows a fundamental law of nature. If a person takes in more calories than she needs to live on, she will gain weight. If she takes in fewer calories than she needs to live on, she will lose weight. Every human follows this natural law, so every human loses weight if she eats fewer calories than she needs. ...Read more
I was rxed orthotricyclinlo to control endo pain, but it caused breast swelling.Quit pill 3months ago- swelling hasn't receded/still painful. Tsh levels perfect, good diet, exercise, not pregnt.Thoughts?
How long does it take for a new level of Synthroid to take effect so that I can get a repeat blood test for my TSH which was 0.01?
Tsh level of a girl of 9 years is 6. Her doctor is saying to start the medicine immediately so that her growth doesn't effect. Plz suggest what 2 do.
Take the med: She is hypothyroid. She needs to take thyroid med to get her level back to normal so not to slow down her mental and physical development. Ask the doc to check free t 4 and tpo antibodies as well to make sure it was not just a lab error. ...Read more
What can cause low normal tsh, low normal t4 & low t3? Can intense exercise effect it? Can diet effect it?
Thyroid: Since your tsh and t4 are within normal limits, you probably have normal thyroid status. Exercise should not affect thyroid blood tests but excessive iodine or lack of it in the diet can affect thyroid status.An endocrinologist is best qualified to answer your question,however. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
I have normal T3 and T4 levels. but TSH is 18.8. iam taking thyronorm 50mg. Will this have any effect on fetus growth when i conceive?
Thyronorm 50mcg?: DsL ~ thyronorm (thyroxine 50mcg) will not cause teratogenesis and so is safe to use if you are trying to conceive. The most important issue here is that your thyroid is not controlled. WE monitor thyroid function with TSH alone. Stop doing T3 and T4 measurement and control with TSH alone and adjust thyroxine intake to normal TSH thx http://www.webmd.com/women/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh?page= ...Read more
Lipid panel came back as TSH 5.4 can that effect the red blood cell count & my cholesterol levels? Rbc 3.87- HDL 73 vldl 32 LDL 114 trig 161 total 219
Not the TSH: It's not the TSH that can delay or alter periods, it's the thyroid abnormality that the body is trying to fix by increasing your tsh. No matter what your thyroid problem is, your doctor can help you keep your level normal, which should help regularize your periods unless you have another underlying gyn problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Isn't the effect of thyroid hormones at pituitary level altered in patients without a thyroid under levothyroxine monotherapy? Therefore, TSH cannot always be considered an appropriate marker? Isn't free T4 & T3 a more approriate marker in levothyroxine-
No: If your body is not handling the levothyroxine well, your TSH level will be off and you will need to increase the dose. As long as your TSH is "normal", then it is accepting the levothyroxine as a hormone and is a good measuring parameter. Ft4 and ft3 varies throughout the day (especially if you are taking levothyroxine), thus they are not good tests to base your treatment on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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