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How to know it is level of hypothyroidism worth treating?

How to know it is level of hypothyroidism worth treating?

All levels.: Blood tests demonstrating hypothyroidism indicate treatment should be given no matter how mild it is. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Yes: Thyroid malfunction, especially hypothyroidism can cause miscarriage. Please see the article below for thyroid function and pregnancy. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/health/healthguide/esn-hypothyroidism-expert.html?pagewanted=all. ...Read more

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What is the target TSH level fir hypothyroidism with medication.

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 more

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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

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I have no thyroid and I did not have my Synthroid (thyroxine) for a week. My levels indicate hypothyroid. Can I really go hypo in 1wk? Tsh 9 FT4 .08

I have no thyroid and I did not have my Synthroid (thyroxine) 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

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Could a TSH level of 5.69 cause missed periods? Is the level considered hypothyroidism?

Could a TSH level of 5.69 cause missed periods?  Is the level considered hypothyroidism?

Yes: Depending on your laboratory's established levels of normal, this could indicate hypothyroidism and definitely can cause irregular periods and difficulty conceiving. See your gyn or pcp for treatment of the thyroid abnormality soon. ...Read more

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Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status. ...Read more