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Could rhodiola cause low TSH levels?

Could rhodiola cause low TSH levels?

Unlikely but...: Rhodiola is known to improve thyroid function and thus might be expected to reduce TSH levels somewhat (though more research on this is needed). However, a low TSH tends to be a sign of hyperthyroidism and, as far as i know, rhodiola is not known to stimulate the thyroid to the point of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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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What would cause my TSH to become supressed?

What would cause my TSH to become supressed?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Assuming you're not taking thyroid hormone(s), a suppressed TSH means you're hyperthyroid. That means your thyroid gland is autonomously overproducing thyroid hormone and not under normal control of the pituitary gland. The doctor who checked that will refer you to an endocrinologist for evaluation and treatment. You'll do fine. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause a false high tsh?

What can cause a false high tsh?

Not much: Any lab can have a temporary problems doing any test accurately. That is why an abnormal level should always be repeated to verify it. There are temporary causes for high TSH (resolving subacute thyroiditis), so that a 2nd TSH level done a few weeks after an abnormal one, could be normal. Subclinical hypothyroidism will have a high TSH with other thyroid levels normal, no symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes TSH level to go up and down?

What causes TSH level to go up and down?

Variations: In your level of thyroid hormone. Tsh is secreted in spurts, and sometimes the lab test can detect a peak one time and a valley the next, but it's usually a fairly reliable indicator. ...Read more

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Tsh 3rd gen 0.085 et ft4 0.59..What cause?

Tsh 3rd gen 0.085 et ft4 0.59..What cause?

Both are low?: If both TSH (from the pituitary gland in the brain) and free T4 are low, it may be that the pituitary gland is not secreting enough TSH to stimulate the thyroid gland to make more t4. Then endocrinologist can do additional tests to see if this is indeed the case. ...Read more

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Can a low normal TSH cause a spurt in appetite?

Can a low normal TSH cause a spurt in appetite?

No: Low normal is still normal. This will be associated with a normal thyroid level (freet4), and should not have any affect on how you feel. ...Read more

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What causes TSH level to go up and down without medication?

Thyroid inflammation: Can cause variable TSH results. Tsh tests are very sensitive but often not real reproducible. Levels vary by time of day. Tsh is secreted in spurts and may vary depending upon when it's drawn. Plus some labs are better and more reliable than others. ...Read more

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What's a normal TSH fluctuation? What can cause abnormal fluctuations?

What's a normal TSH fluctuation? What can cause abnormal fluctuations?

Prob normal: The Tsh fluctuates within the normal range all the time. Sometimes thyroid inflammation leads to abnormal fluctuations which usually resolve on their own. As long as the tsh is fluctuating within the norml range that is normal. If it REMAINS out of range then that is abnormal. ...Read more

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Tsh 2.250 (0.25 - 5.00) ft4 1.77 (0.70 - 1.55) What can cause these results?

Tsh 2.250 (0.25 - 5.00) ft4 1.77 (0.70 - 1.55) What can cause these results?

2 things: Hi. Either your thyroid has stone-cold normal function or you're on the right dose of thyroid medication. And for the record, there is no free T4 assay I know of where the upper end of normal is 1.55. Good luck! ...Read more