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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Overview)

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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What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

Thyroid regulator : It's the hormone from the pituitary gland that makes the thyroid work harder. ...Read more

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Overview)

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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Thyroid stimulating hormone? What does it tell you about thyroid state?

Thyroid stimulating hormone? What does it tell you about thyroid state?

Thyroid function: It's a hormone from the pituitary (brain) and it tells you whether or not the current thyroid hormone level is normal/acceptable. ...Read more

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Where is the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced?

Where is the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced?

Pituitary Gland: 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. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level of 0.06 uu/ml?

How dangerous is a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level of 0.06 uu/ml?

Not good: The exact answer depends on your general health, what other medical problems you current have, your age and the levels of the thyroid hormone ft4 and ft3. The cause of the low TSH is also important. In general, low TSH signifies hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is more dangerous than hypothyroidism. Death can occur with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What could cause a very low level of thyroid stimulating hormone?

What could cause a very low level of thyroid stimulating hormone?

Many causes: 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... ...Read more

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Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result is above 150 .Is that considered dangerous?

Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result is above 150 .Is that considered dangerous?

A TSH: Above the normal limits suggests primary thyroid failure. There can be a few reasons for that and would require evaluation of supporting lab tests. It is potentially dangerous only if ignored and not treated. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Can you have a thyroid problem if you have a normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh)?

Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment. ...Read more

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Thyroid stimulating hormone? What does it tell you about thyroid state?

Thyroid function: It's a hormone from the pituitary (brain) and it tells you whether or not the current thyroid hormone level is normal/acceptable. ...Read more

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Where is the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced?

Pituitary Gland: 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. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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