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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Blood results thyroid stim 4.97 rang 0.15/3.2, free T4 14.8 range 9.9/20.1, prolactin 129 range 10/530 is this normal or borderline?

Blood results thyroid stim 4.97 rang 0.15/3.2, free T4 14.8 range 9.9/20.1, prolactin 129 range 10/530 is this normal or borderline?

There is something: Wrong with your reference ranges, or your results are being reported in different units than are commonly utilized in the us. Can you resubmit the question with the type of units? ...Read more

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Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Thyroid problem: If the lab is reporting TSH .049 with normal range of .45-4.5 then it means that you are taking too much thyroid armour. Check with your doctor. If the test and normal range are correct then you should be on less thyroid armour. ...Read more

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Tsh w/reflex to ft4 level is low at .07 T4, FREE Level is with in range at 1.5 Thyroid peroxidase antibodies level high at 18 I had my thyroid removed 9 months ago due to cancer and am taking levothyroxin 125. With my latest blood results should I be con

Tsh w/reflex to ft4 level is low at .07
T4, FREE  Level is with in range at 1.5
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies level high at 18
I had my thyroid removed 9 months ago due to cancer and am taking levothyroxin 125. With my latest blood results should I be con

Post op thyroid: Surgery for cancer the replacement thyroxine should be dosed sufficient to keep TSH low to avoid stimulating any tumor remnants. Most Endocrinologists advise suppressing tsh for about 5 years. Thyroglobulin levels and antibodies should also be measured. Your TSH level appears adequately suppressed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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With a total thyroid removal , Is there another type of complete blood test can be done besides T3&T4 to make sure Levrothroxine is working.

With a total thyroid removal , Is there another type of complete blood test can be done besides T3&T4 to make sure Levrothroxine is working.

Check TSH: The doctor usually checks the TSH level in the blood, and tries to make it a normal level. The doctor will adjust the levothyroxine dose, to get the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to go to a normal level, and to get the patient to feel well again. ...Read more

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Blood pressure reading of 120/50 is this normal also thyroid blood results TSH 0.21 and Free T4 is 19.3.. are these now within 'normal' range ?

Blood pressure reading of 120/50 is this normal also thyroid blood results TSH 0.21 and Free T4 is 19.3.. are these now within 'normal' range ?

Looks okay: If you feel okay, there is no such thing as "low blood pressure"; it need be only high enough to keep your body perfused. Whether these thyroid labs are okay depends on the units. Reference ranges are arbitrarily set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Glad you're staying proactive. BEst wishes. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of under active thyroid, even a lump on it. Biopsy was ok and my bloods are T4 = 15.8 and tsh= 1.03 what else could it be ?

I have all the symptoms of under active thyroid, even a lump on it. Biopsy was ok and my bloods are T4 = 15.8 and tsh= 1.03 what else could it be ?

Thyroid: Repeat thyroid function test at 8- 9 am and include TSH , free t 4 t T3 (liothyronine) and anti-TPO antibodies and anti ghyroglobulin ab. Then if normal just monitor labs and ultrasound periodically . You can have a thyroid nodule and a normal function. ...Read more

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