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Tsh (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
Abnormal: Not dangerous, but definitely abnormal and needs to be treated with brand name T4 replacement until you levels have been returned to normal. You doctor can help you out with this, but it will take months until you are better, and will need treatment life long. Don't delay any further..
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: It is a standard blood test. Get a prescription from your doctor and a recommendation for a local laboratory. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex.See 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result 11.01. My wife is 15week pregnant. Pls help us to reduce and how to cure. It will effect the baby?
Medication: Your wife needs to get on some medication, levothyroxine, to help prevent the effects hypothyroidism can have in pregnancy. Left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause mental retardation for the fetus in pregnancy. A doctor there should be able to help her get levothyroxine. A starting dose might be 150mcg of levothyroxine and then the doctor might titrate it so that her TSH is less than 2.5.
My thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16.264. Do I need to increase or decrease the medicine dose?
Thyroid meds: If you are on levothyroxine, then you should increase your dose. Talk to your doc about how much to increase.
What do you suggest if my thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16 should I increase or decrease the thyroxine dose?
Should be seen by: Endocrinologist- Superficially, you need more thyroid hormone, but if taking your current dose incorrectly, ie: with other meds/ foods, just taking it correctly may normalize TSH and MD can more safely adjust medication dose than you trying to do so.
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.
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.
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.
Yes: Your TSH level is higher than normal and suggests thyroid deficiency. Please consult with your doctor to see if thyroid supplementation is warranted.
I'm 31, I have all symptoms of perimenopause but told hormone levels are normal. Some thyroid history. Current 3.5 TSH w/ 25 mcg meds. Other causes?
Be specific: What are your specific symptoms that you are diagnosing as 'perimenopause'?
My tsh (thyroid) is 4.86 uiu/ml and my lh (hormones) is. 992 miu/ml. These tests were done midcyle (menstruation).Are these normal ranges?
May not be normal: Tsh of 4.86 is slightly high, indicating that your thyroid level may be mildly low. This should be repeated and a freet4 level done as well. Most labs do not have lh assays that are sensitive in the low range. The lh of. 992 may be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. Menstruation denotes the start of a cycle. Midcycle would be 14 days before your next period, and lh would be high.
May be: An elevated TSH with normal free T4 indicates that you at risk of being hypothyroid and that can lead to weight gain. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to ascertain if you should be taking replacement thyroid medication. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Having blood work tom. 48F. Think my hormones are changing but the only thyroid tests my dr ordered were T4 (free) & TSH (3rd gen). Is this complete?
Your body has: Thousands of hormones. Your doctor is checking your thyroid with appropriate tests. If you have concerns about other hormonal levels, ask your doctor.
Been taking synthroid (thyroxine) (125) for 6+ months and just discontinued. How long until TSH/thyroid hormones return to baseline levels?
You need synthroid (thyroxine): If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and a physician has placed you on synthroid, (thyroxine) this is a lifelong replacement therapy. If the diagnosis was correct, your thyroid can no longer produce enough thyroid hormone and without the continuous thyroid replacement therapy (synthroid) you will eventually experience all the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Talk to your Dr. Before stopping med
Why do thyroid hormones keep changing? Now tgo antibodies are"too low to be detected", 4 months ago they were 130! anti tpo 40, TSH 0.99, ft3 2.64, ft4 1.41
Thyroiditis: You might have had thyroiditis which can be triggered by a virus or an autoimmune process. The level of antibodies and thyroid function are related to the disease activity which is not static and thus the fluctuating values.
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