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Levels Of Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
Normal level: We strive to reach a normal TSH when we treat a patient with hypothyroidism. Too much or too little thyroid replacement is not recommended. However there is some debate as to the desired TSH level which can be from 0.5 to 5.0 although currently an upper level of 3.0 is deemed more desirable. Consult a thyroidologist if you have further concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no thyroid and I did not have my Synthroid for a week. My levels indicate hypothyroid. Can I really go hypo in 1wk? Tsh 9 FT4 .08
Hypothyroid: yes.. If you have no thyroid, you need to take thyroid medication daily. Thyroid is like an engine to your body.. If your thyroid is not working or removed , you need to take thyroid medication regularly to maintain optimal levels. ...Read more
My wife is having a 6.4 level of hypothyroidism during her 1st trimester of pregnancy. Is it a matter of risk or can be controlled?
Can be controlled: She must consult with her ob/gyn and an endocrinologist (thyroid specialist). It is essential for the good health of the baby ; your wife to make frequent appointments and keep them. ...Read more
They vary: From one lab to the next. Each lab sets up it's own range of normal. ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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