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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Affect Sexual Reproduction
Many Ways: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tsh thyroid stimulating hormone is 2.380 is that normal?I know it is suppost to be between 0.30 4.70 acceptable range but don't understand it still
Thyroid test: Tsh is a hormone released by the pitutary gland and is negatively cycled in response to thyroid hormone levels, high levels of thyroid cause a drop in TSH and vica versa. The range of TSH is affected by physiological factors such as sleep , circadian variation, food intake and sleep but within the narrow range you quote there is also variations due to measurement called interassay variation. ...Read more
What doed it mean when my hemoglobin A1c is 5.2 and my thyroid stimulating hormone(T SH ) 0.973.thanks?
Both normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results for both A1c and TSH are normal. ...Read more
TSH increase: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: 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. ...Read more
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
Clarification needed: I'm not quite sure what you're asking- are you asking how long before eating do you need to take your thyroid medicine? 30 minutes before breakfast. If you're talking about before getting your TSH measured, you can take it normally the morning of the test. ...Read more
Some controversy: Most labs use the reference range of 0.5 - 4.70 or 5.0 miu/l for "normal". However, the american association of clinical endocrinologists (hormone specialists) recommend a narrower range: 0.3 - 3.0 your doc can advise you which reference range s/he follows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thyroid stimulating hormone is 6- and my doctor says I don't have hypothyroidism. How can this be?
Mild hypothyroidism: Hi. Your doc is probably just referring to the fact that so far, your hypothyroidism is mild ("subclinical", meaning in spite of the slight bump in TSH, your thyroid hormones themselves, T4 and T3, (liothyronine) are still in the normal range). But if your TSH is reproducibly elevated, it IS hypothyroidism. Prove it by checking TPO and thyroglobulin antibodies. There are other VERY RARE conditions; it's hypo ...Read more