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Could a food decrease your tsh?

Could a food decrease your tsh?

TSH: Tsh decreases in response to thyroid activity. If you're exposed to foods which suppress your thyroid and then avoid them, your thyroid function could normalize -- making your TSH decrease too. Some potentially problematic foods for thyroid include any containing bromine or bromates -- these can be found in breads, pesticides on fruits, soft drinks, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/ntnqfpb. ...Read more

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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How do I lower my TSH from 6?

How do I lower my TSH from 6?

Take more Synthroid (thyroxine): If you're following your tsh, I'm assuming that you have hypothyroidism on replacement therapy. The number is opposite: if you are not on enough synthroid, (thyroxine) the TSH is high. If you are on too much synthroid, (thyroxine) the TSH is low. Look at the normal range for tsh. If you feel sluggish, cold, fat, or constipated; you may need an increase in your dose (or you may need to start thyroid replacement!). ...Read more

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Will a TSH lower without meds?

Will a TSH lower without meds?

Possible: Depending on the situation, if someone is sick and there TSH elevates indicating hypothyroidism it will normalize once the illness is resolved given that there are no other reasons such as medicines or other illness which caused the change. ...Read more

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My TSH is high, what can I do to lower it?

My TSH is high, what can I do to lower it?

Thyroid hormone: An elevated TSH typically means that the thyroid level is low. However, it is important to check the thyroid level (free t4) to see how low. Most people with a persistently high TSH level will require taking thyroid hormone to bring it down to normal. ...Read more

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Can you help me with diet to decrease higher tsh?

Can you help me with diet to decrease higher tsh?

Elevated TSH.: Diet won't help this. You require medication or adjustment. ...Read more

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If my TSH is high (16.264), should I increase or decrease m medicine dose?

Increase your dose: If your TSH is high your thyroid level is too low so you need more thyroid (feedback loop. ...Read more

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Tsh of 0.66 (range 0.30-5.60). Is this a normal result or on the lower side of normal?

Low normal,,,: This is on the lower side of normal. It's in normal range but it's low and it'd be a good idea to get the thyroid readings checked and see if they're high normal or low as it's important in deciding therapy if needed. So see your doctor for this and a good physical exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dosage increased to lower TSH to a 1 or 2, its at 3.4 now. Anyone else still symptomatic with normal levels?

Dosage increased to lower TSH to a 1 or 2, its at 3.4 now. Anyone else still symptomatic with normal levels?

Yes: 1-2 is the mid normal range for TSH and is the goal many doctors treating hypothyroidism strive to get the level to. Many people will feel better with the level in this range. ...Read more

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My TSH is much lower than supposed to be. Already a few months. Thet4 is balanced. How can I balance the TSH without taking pills?

Thyroid overactive?: It is possible that your thyroid is overactive, just a little, such that your T4 is within the normal range but TSH is suppressed. This subtle imbalance may not be a significant problem now, but worsening hyperthyroidism could cause problems. You should be checked out by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I was 150 tsh. After tsking 100 mg got controlled to 3.18 now taking 75 mg it has further lowered to 1.15. Should I further lower to 50 mg.?

It depends: The answer to this question depends on how you feel, how long it took for the TSH tests to change, and the result f the next test. The ideal dose of thyroid replacement takes time to determine, and can change with other changes in your health. Stay on the current dose until you & your doctor discuss it. ...Read more

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Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!

Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!

No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more

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My TSH levels have gone from normal to 15.6 in two months. I take my medication in the morning 45 min. Prior to other meds and food. What's up?

My TSH levels have gone from normal to 15.6 in two months. I take my medication in the morning 45 min. Prior to other meds and food. What's up?

Thyroid: If you are using a generic brand of thyroid meds you might want to consider a non-generic brand.

You also need to have your doctor check the thyroid levels (t4 and t3) and thyroid antibody measurement might be in order.

In the meantime you might try 1 tablet one morning and two tablets on alternative days. ...Read more

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How to lower the TSH level, I have 8.2.

How to lower the TSH level, I have 8.2.

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. ...Read more

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Without taking medication, how can I lower tsh?

Without taking medication, how can I lower tsh?

You can't: A high TSH usually means the thyroid gland is not functioning well enough. The treatment is usually synthroid (thyroxine). Its a pill form of thyroid hormone. Best to see your doctor to make sure that is the problem. ...Read more

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Is a TSH level of 0.7 normal? Does it matter that it's on the lower end of the range?

Is a TSH level of 0.7 normal? Does it matter that it's on the lower end of the range?

Level normal: Your TSH is normal. Although the normal range for TSH goes between 0.4 and 4.5, most people have TSH levels under 2. It does not matter that it is in the lower range of normal. If you have symptoms, it is not related to your thyroid. ...Read more

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My tsh level is 22....without medication how could I control this level through food and exercise?

My tsh level is 22....without medication how could I control this level through food and exercise?

Not so easy to do!!: High TSH indicates that your Thyroid is not producing enough hormone (Thyroxine). This can only be corrected by taking a daily pill of Thyroxine from your PCP. No amount of Diet or Exercise will influence/ or solve this problem. Let us not fight with mother nature! Go see your doctor and seek medication to correct your problem which can become serious if you do not do what I have said. ...Read more

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Iodine 123 safe? Wont make my TSH level. Lower?

Iodine 123 safe? Wont make my TSH level. Lower?

Famously safe: Iodine 123 for a scan is not only safe and unlikely to alter thyroid function even momentarily, but is a great way to reveal possible malignant or premalignant lesions in the thyroid gland itself. ...Read more

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Tsh levels ok, but T4 level high. 10 days ago started a lower dose of levolthyroxine, but still not feeling better. How soon will I feel better?

4-6wks. . .: There's a wide range of normal for TSH but we don't usually recheck after dose change until 4-6wks have passed as it takes that long for adjustment to take place. You didn't mention how you're feeling poorly, just that you're not better. Chat w/your GP about how you feel. S/he can tell you when/why to come back. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics ...Read more

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By taking 75mcg thyroxin, my TSH gone down to 0.2 from 18, again 50mcg is given, will TSH again decrease? How does it work in bringing TSH normal?

Thyroid: When you were taking the larger dose your TSH went below normal meaning it was too much medicine. With the decrease in medicine the TSH should come up some bringing you back in the normal range. If you have enough thyroid hormone a feedback loop tells your body to make less thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh). Since you are not making enough on your own you are getting a supplement. ...Read more

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I'm Radhika 24 yrs old my TSH level is 13.52 im not interested to take medicine how to decrease my TSH level naturally plzz give a better suggestion?

TSH 13.52: You may not be interested in taking medicine to correct your TSH but that is a must!
The clinical effects of a high TSH will be very troubling to you.

Treatment of high TSH is one pill a day and straightforward. It is not expensive. ...Read more

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On methimazole 30mg/daily 2 months TSH got from 0.01 to 84, dr lower the dose to 15 mg. Will repeat test in 4 weeks shld levels got down with new dose?

Thyroid status: The Methimazole converted your overactive thyroid to an underactive one and made your TSH climb. Reducing your dose should bring the TSH into the normal level within 2 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What foods should you avoid when your thyroid TSH is high?

Fatty junk food: The same as you should avoid no matter who you are or what your thyroid level is. The food you eat won't affect your thyroid. Only taking the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement will return your thyroid lab to normal. ...Read more

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Should I expect my TSH levels to be lower during pregnancy?

Should I expect my TSH levels to be lower during pregnancy?

First trimester: Yes, your TSH levels will be suppressed during firts trimester: this does not mean you have thyroid disease it is normal in pregnancy, your OB should be aware of that. ...Read more

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IF MY TSH W/ REFLEX TO FT4 IS 5.05 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO LOWER IT?

Hypothyroidism: Normal TSH is typically 0.45-4.5. Best to discuss results w/ordering physician as some labs have different reference ranges. Regardless, if you have signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid = http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179), prescription levothyroxine will help relieve symptoms but requires close & regular monitoring. ...Read more

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My TSH report is 10.33 which is very high from normal level. What should I do to lower my thyroid.

My TSH report is 10.33 which is very high from normal level. What should I do to lower my thyroid.

T4 replacement: Get a baseline free t4. You need brand name T4 replacement as soon as possible. Then your doctor needs to adjust the dose at 6 week intervals to make sure your levels are correct. ...Read more

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Tsh is 1.10 but the anti-TPO is increasing (8406.30) due to decrease in TSH and there is swelling in the cheeks and below the chin?

Thyroiditis: Sounds like a case of acute thyroiditis. The TSH is normal, but the tpo ab's indicate thyroiditis. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I recetly got a blood test done, my FT3 is 4.6 FT4 is 13.41 however TSH is 8.66. How can I lower my TSH levels? Are these levels alarming or normal?

I recetly got a blood test done, my FT3 is 4.6 FT4 is 13.41 however TSH is 8.66. How can I lower my TSH levels? Are these levels alarming or normal?

Thyroidologist: This elevated level of tsh is indicative of an underactive thyroid and should be accompanied by abnormally low levels of ft3 and ft4. A thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate you and advise you about these values. Make sure that you inform him /her about any medications or supplements you may be taking and bring a record of your previous test results or
endocrine therapy ...Read more