thyroid stimulating hormone

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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 (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
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Essential hypertension
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Underactive thyroid
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Alzheimer's disease
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Graves' disease
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Thyroid cancer
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Abnormal vaginal bleeding
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Seasonal affective disorder
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Anovulation
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Toxic multinodular goiter
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Silent thyroiditis
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Toxic thyroid adenoma
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Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis
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What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

Thyroid regulator

Hormone
It's the hormone from the pituitary gland that makes the thyroid work harder.
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Dr. David Geffner answered:

Is 31 high for a thyroid stimulating hormone?

Yes.

Thyroid_ultrasound
Contact the provider who ordered it.
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Dr. Susan Wingo answered:

Where is the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced?

Pituitary Gland

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TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is made in the pituitary gland, which lies just below the brain. The brain and pituitary monitor circulating levels of thyroid hormone. If thyroid levels are low, the pituitary releases higher levels of TSH to get the thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone. If thyroid levels are high, lower levels of TSH provide less stimulation to the thyroid.
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Dr. David Geffner answered:

Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

No

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Some probiotics, taken at the same time as a thyroid pill might increase TSH by interfering with the pills absorption.
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What happens when thyroid stimulating hormone goes up?

TSH increase

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thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) is released by the pituitary gland in response to the amount of thyroid hormone sensed in the blood. If the blood level of thyroid hormone is low then the pituitary increases the amount of TSH into the blood in order to get the thyroid to release more thyroid hormone. Therefore a rising or increasing TSH may indicated a failing or under functioning thyroid.
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Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

What should not eat thyroid stimulating hormone is very high?

Hypothyroid

Iodine
If your TSH is very high, you likely have hypothyroidism. Changing your diet will not affect your thyroid level, unless you are consuming an excess amount of iodine (excess iodine typically makes thyroid levels lower in the US).
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What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Thyroid

Thyroiditis
Cant tell without total thyroid hormone levels. TSH being low usually implies hyperthyroid ism which may be sub-clinical or Asymptomatic. It can cause fast heart rate, skipped beats, shakiness, tremor, weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, irregular menses, sweating, heat intolerance.
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How does thyroid stimulating hormone affect sexual reproduction?

Many Ways

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Thyroid hormone can have many effects on reproduction. When the thyroid is too high or too low you may not ovulate. Even if you do ovulate the quality of ovulation may be impaired. Thyroid hormone can affect your milk hormone (prolactin) and cause that to be too high which can have similar effects.
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What could cause a very low level of thyroid stimulating hormone?

Many causes

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Low TSH indicates hyperthyroidism. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism including: thyroiditis (inflammation of thyroid from any cause), toxic nodules/growth, Graves' disease, drug side effects (iodine, amiodarone, lithium...), taking too much thyroid medications...
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