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What Happens When Tsh Are Too High
Depends: It depends on what your levels are. The range of normal for someone who hasn't gone through menopause is 15-350/400. A higher Estradiol number could mean you have an estrogen producing tumor. Definitely discuss this with your doctor, as i'm sure you already have, if you have a very high number. ...Read more
Over 40 mg%: Over 40-50 is normal but the higher the HDL Cholesterol (good) , the better. HDL cholesterol could be naturally high and improves with aerobic exercise. It is protective and nothing happens if it is high (protects from bad cholesterol, LDL, by helping the transport and metabolism in the liver). ...Read more
Many things.: It can also be like your automobile is "burning" unnecessary gasoline or that you my have a thyroid problem. Do you also have a rapid heart beat? Please see your family physician who can order some simple blood tests and give you a physical exam to get to the cause of "high metabolism". ...Read more
Creatinine Levels: It means your kidneys are not working well. They are having a hard time to clean the blood of all the waste products they should excrete into the urine. This is very serious and i would hope that you are getting good medical attention to make sure the cause of the problem is identified and treatment instituted. ...Read more
High in pregnancy: and other rarer conditions. Do not worry ...Read more
For how long?: For the most part, high blood pressure for a short time, days to months won't make too much of an effect, which is why it's referred to as the silent killer. Of course, if it's too high for a longer period of time, you can end up w/stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, etc. Blood pressure that's too low can make you feel weak, woozy, lightheaded, dizzy & possibly even faint. Think like Goldilocks ...Read more
Three possibilities: 1) either your pituitary is defective and unable to make TSH or not being asked to by your brain due to a problem w/the thyroid thermostat --- or, 2) your thyroid is making too much thyroid hormone and there's a natural suppression of TSH secretion. You could also be taking too much thyroid replacement medication. ...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
Iron deficiency: Low iron makes you tired, pale, lightheaded, and short of breath. It can cause "pica" (craving something unusual). The most common symptom is munching ice. Additional symptoms include foggy thinking, poor hair and nail growth, itching, and restless legs. Pregnant women with low iron can have children with lower iq scores than if they had adequate iron stores. ...Read more
Short term vs long: High blood pressure is usually silent in the short-term. That's why it's so difficult to treat b/c the best you'll notice from your BP lowering meds is no side effects. It's not like pain meds or antibiotics after which you'll notice an immediate difference. However, if you ignore high BP in the long run, you increase your risk for death, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, etc. ...Read more
It varies.: Most people get symptoms with lows. These may include shakiness, heart pounding, lightheadedness, hunger, nausea, headaches, vision changes. Nighttime lows may be different with sweats, & nightmares common. Different people get different symptoms, and at different sugar levels. Highs often cause no symptoms, but may cause tiredness, cramping, thirst, large volume/frequent urination & hunger. ...Read more
What to do if I have very low cortisol blood levels but very high saliva, both the same day and time, why is that?
CBG: Hi. There is a blood protein that binds cortisol called cortisol-binding globulin (CBG). Some people are genetically lacking CBG, so that large fraction of bound (kind of inert) cortisol is missing, and their cortisol blood levels are much lower. CBG does not go into saliva, but cortisol does. Without knowing more details, that could account for the differences. ...Read more
Possib. liver injury: Depending on which enzymes are elevated, and the degree of elevation, high liver enzymes can signal different health conditions ranging from alcohol-induced injury to viral hepatitis to fibrosis to cirrhosis or even liver cancer. Because of the variable causes of liver enzyme elevation, it is important to consult a physician as to the specific cause and the specific treatment regimen indicated. ...Read more
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