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Underactive Thyroid Tsh Range
Hi Is there a medicine to bring TSH in control which is at 7.14. T3 and T4 are in range. Does it mean underactive thyroid. Thanks?
Does TSH 4, 83 mean hypothirodism (underactive thyroid) and ft4 - is 9 (does it also mean underactive thyiroid)?
It depends/can mean,: This can mean under active thyroid depending on the ranges and whether or not there're symptoms of hypothyroidism, like fatigue, sensitivity to cold, and thinning of hair. The TSH is high normal to high at 4.83 if the upper limit is 5.0 or 3.0 respectively, while the free T4 is low normal if the units of measurement are pool/l. You've already got hypothyroidism so this would help reinforce it. ...Read more
Pretty normal: Aware that TSH is high normal at 4.1 but T4 normal. If concerned about hypothyroid, check TPO antibodies and check levels of TSH, T4 and T3 (liothyronine) every 6 months. Keep in mind the symptoms of hypothyroid very common. ...Read more
I have underactive thyroid! Have tried every diet there is and still can not lose weight despite normal TSH levels! Any suggestions, ?
Can you treat underactive thyroid through diet (vs rx or to delay rx)? My TSH was 5.9 mlU/L. At what point do you consider treatment?
Hi, I have an underactive thyroid. I'm on 75mg but still don't feel right. My TSH level is 47 but my doctor won't increase it. What level should it be?
I am going to assume you are taking 75 micrograms and not milligrams of thyroid medication as milligrams would be way too high.
Most common thyroid medications are only in the form of t4, the inactive form of the hormone. Many people are unable to convert the T4 into the active form of the hormone - T3 (liothyronine) and need to also be on t3 (liothyronine).
You should ask your doctor about adding T3 (liothyronine) to your regimen. ...Read more
50 year old female, HDL 18.0, LDL <30, triglycerides 1729, chol/hdl ratio 12.50. I also have an underactive thyroid right now TSH 2.82. Advvice?
Significant Medical: You need a very good medical partner. Your results show you have significant risk to your heart and brain and arteries. Don't wait for us online but get good advice and change your life as soon as you can. ...Read more
Pulse 120-130. Had underactive thyroid 3 yrs, now massively over active (t3 (liothyronine) 37.8, TSH 0.03) 3 weeks since last test (t3 (liothyronine) was 18.7).
Dose adjustment: Please see your doctor to adjust the dose of your medication. You do seem to have hyperthyroid state and would benefit form reducing the dose of your thyroid medication, however, I urge you to consult your doctor rather than adjusting the dose by yourself. ...Read more
I think I may have amyloidosis from my underactive thyroid but its just narely under the range should I get tested for amyloidosis?
Body temperature 36.3 I'm feeling cold it'd 18 degrees c outside. Is this underactive thyroid? Had thyroid test 3 months ago. Results negative
Hypothyroid: If thyroid tests are normal, your intolerance to cold is not related to an thyroid disorder. ...Read more
Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more
Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more
Too little hormone: The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3 (liothyronine). An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in humans and not replaced. ...Read more
Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more
Yes they are d same.: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=914. ...Read more
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Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read more
It doesn't: Thyroid hormone replacement with levothyroxine is the medication necessary to get thyroid function back to normal if hypothyroid. If you're iodine deficient that's a different story. If you're not iodine deficient and you take iodine, you may become hypothyroid. If thyroid function is normal then weight problem is not caused by an under active thyroid. ...Read more