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What Does It Meam When Your Tsh Level Is 17
Collection time ?: Well it depends on the time of when your cortisol level was checked. Maximal level of cortisol is usually between 5:00a-8:00am with the lowest (nadir) levels being after 5pm (almost zero level by bedtime). If your having symptoms such as malaise, increased napping, headaches, stomach ache or low bs, you may have adrenal insufficiency and will need referral to an endocrinologist for further testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under active thyroid: TSH level is elevated when the thyroid is under active (hypothyroidism). Depending on the reference range for the lab performing the test, this level would be mildly elevated, suggestive of hypothyroidism. Your doctor may want to repeat the test to confirm and look at the clinical picture to decide treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid hormone: A low free thyroxine ( free T4) level is associated with an under active thyroid gland, and is usually treated with thyroid replacement therapy. A low thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) means the thyroid gland is over active. So it's important to know which thyroid test is "low" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends upon: Many factors: lab or finger stick; when it what drawn, in whom, how long after a meal or fasting, etc. If it's a lab fasting, you have prediabetes. If you're overweight, it doesn't really matter what you call it, what matters is that you're Insulin resistant and prone to developing diabetes in the future. Start prevention now w/education diet, exercise, weight loss. See your doc. ...Read more
Low Cortisol: Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands. It is called the stress hormone, and is produced in response to either a physical stress or a mental stress, or both. Cortisol has a diurnal pattern, which means it starts highest in the morning and drops gently, and then is very low at night. Low cortisol is using referring to the flattening of the usual curve so that it is lower than it should be. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, ...Etc. ...Read more
High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA. The good news is that there is no negative feedback mechanism for DHEA, which means that taking it does not affect your own production of it. It shouldn't cause a problem. Just decrease or stop your supplementation. ...Read more
It means your liver: Is inflamed and not happy . Do you drink alcohol ? This enzyme is the one that elevated the most from drinking, even binge drinking . The good need is that it it is not that bad and if you are drinking it should probably go back to normal fairly quickly. Avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) also. If you have other questions talk to your doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilirubin: Long list of possibilities including gilbert's disease which is harmless, reaction to medication, chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis b or c or other chronic liver diseases . Analysis of a full liver panel as well as additional tests are the best means of defining the cause. See your doctor for further testing if indicated. ...Read more
Thyroid is normal: T4 can be high with normal thyroid function due to many factors. These factors are eliminated in the free T4 test, but the TSH is most important. Make sure you are taking brand name T4 replacement, as the generics, while cheaper, are unreliable. ...Read more
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