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Sub Clinical Hypothyroidism
Borderline hypo: It is when your directly measured thyroid hormone levels are normal but your tsh (pituitary hormone) is elevated suggesting very mild hypothyroidism. We dont usually have to treat this unless the patient has symptoms or the tsh level is > 10. Also if a woman is pregnant we always want the tsh to be < 2.5 so we would treat it in that case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm diagnosed as sub clinical hypothyroidism very recently.I don't get any medication yet.What are the diets should I take?
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sub clinical hypothyroidism and increased my dose recently because my level for TSH was 2.6. In range. Is it possible to feel symptoms at 2.6?
Do i need to worry about magnesium supplements (toxicity) with being symptomatic sub-clinical hypothyroid? Have been on mg for 1yr. For stress & sleep
Can sub clinical hypothyroidism affect fertility? I have hashimoto's; TSH levels were up and down for years. Unable to get pregnant during that time.
TSH level: Most endocrinologist and fertility specialist will advocate for keeping TSH below 2 in women who have hashimoto's disease and desire pregnancy. Recent guidelines by the american thyroid association (ata) advocate for TSH between 0.1-2.5 for conception and first trimester. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had an ultrasound done 1x when diagnosis w/ hashimoto's hypothyroidism, sub clinical type. Should i ask the doc for another ultrasound? It's been a yr.
Sometimes: If it is truly subclinical, meaning that there are no associated symptoms or signs of too little thyroid hormone, a doctor may choose to just watch, and recheck hormone levels in a few months. But many people with "subclinical" hypothyroidism do have symptoms and signs of low thyroid levels, if a doctors asks the right questions or looks closely, and these people would benefit from treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more
I have subclinical hypothyroid from 3-4 year with symtoms.Treatment will beneficial for me or not.Tpo normal?
I have subclinical hypothyroidism TSH9.90 and FT4 and FT3 in the middle normal range should i be treated? i am 63
I am suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism and also low ferritin.....suggest me to control both by taking natural foods?
Better options: "Natural"foods are not an easy answer. What is your idea of "natural" foods? Do you consider eating thyroid gland of cows or pigs natural? There are safe and effective medications that will address the issues. Both iron and thyroid supplementation is available in pills that can be taken by mouth. There is no virtue in not taking effective medication. Please consult your doctor for the medications. ...Read more
I was told I have subclinical hypothyroidism; is there a way to treat it without medication, exercise, cutting out sugar, etc?
Hypothyroidism: The proper way to treat hypothyroidism is to administer the correct amount of thyroid replacement to bring the tsh to normal range. General measures like exercise, diet or weight reduction wouldn't significantly affect tsh levels. Your physician or throidologist is best qualified to advise you,however. ...Read more
Why are not all doctors familiar with subclinical hypothyroidism... When you have all the symptoms but tests are in normal range. Its so common!
Not real: Symptoms of low thyroid are extremely common in the population. Most people with these symptoms have no thyroid problem. When you say that normal is not normal, it means that there are no normal people in the world. Treating a normal person with a medication (including thyroid) that is not indicated is unethical, against the hippocratic oath, and outright dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the normal protocol for
a patient that is subclinical
hypothyroid? I have all normal
test results, but all the symptoms
and family history.
Test RT3: I bet you did not get reverse T3 tested. This is critical in making the diagnosis for functional hypothyroidism. Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Make sure thyroid antibodies were tested too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers