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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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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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Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyroid that has failed or is failing, and you may need to take levothyroxine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what does thyroid level 20 mean to me low or high symptoms?

Please explain what does thyroid level 20 mean to me low or high symptoms?

Thyroid tests: There is not "a" thyroid test, there are many different ones. So it is hard to know what the number "20" means. If 20 is your TSH, that is high, and it suggests your thyroid is underactive. You may have symptoms, which could be fatigue, sleeping a lot, cold, weight gain, and other. ...Read more

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I have a under active thyroid and it just went up to a level of 30.48 is this high? is it dangerous or mean any thing important?

I have a under active thyroid and it just went up to a level of 30.48 is this high? is it dangerous or mean any thing important?

Hypothyroid: Your TSH is rather high at 30+. Typical range is about 0.4-4.0. Your result is consistent with hypothyroidism which often causes a range of symptoms including fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and other problems. It is rarely dangerous, but should be treated, especially if pregnant. Please see your PCP for treatment. If complicated, some people will see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a 5 year old has high thyroid levels accompanied with and vomi intermittent but otherwise but otherwise physically sound?

See your pediatricia: If your child has high thyroid levels and the other symptoms you mention, they should be seen by your pediatrician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels . What does this mean ?

I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels . What does this mean ?

Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. The high bilirubin and selenium level is of concerned and one would wonder where the source of selenium is. You need to consult your doctor and perhaps a GI specialist. ...Read more

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My thyroid peroxidase antibodiy level is high 1010.8u/ml what does it mean TSH 3 generation 3.39 t4free 1.1 thyroxinet4 9.5 please answer?

My thyroid peroxidase antibodiy level is high 1010.8u/ml what does it mean TSH 3 generation 3.39 t4free 1.1 thyroxinet4 9.5  please answer?

Normal function : It means your thyroid is functioning normally, but you have antibodies against your thyroid. We don't really know why this happens. It does not cause any symptoms. No treatment is needed. You should, however, have your thyroid hormone levels checked once or twice a year because you are at risk of developing thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

What could it mean to have normal thyroid levels and high hormone levels. 18y.O w/weight gain, hair loss, fatigue. Referred to endocrinologist.

One possibility: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a hormonal imbalance which causes a number of symptoms similar to the ones you describe.Women with pcos can have high levels of testosterone.Symptoms can vary but the most common ones are: weight gain, hair loss, increased body or facial hair, irregular periods. Insulin resistance is at the root of the problem and needs to be addressed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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