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What Happens When Tsh Levels Are Too High
Over 99% of the tine the cause is hypothyroidism, which itself has many causes, as mentioned by Dr. Kaur.
I advise everyone with hypothyroidism to ask their doctor to test them for thyroiditis, as most will have this and treatment is a bit different from plain hypothyroidism.
Another cause can be a pituitary gland tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign. ...Read more
A little: It depends on the lab but that is just a bit elevated. Generally a lab test called free T4 is done when this borderline. If the free t 4 is low that would confirm that you are hypothyroid. When the numbers are borderline often down the road they will become frankly abnormal. If there are symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain then I would be more inclined to treat sooner then later. ...Read more
TSH 320: This value is very high. It means that your thyroid gland is seriously underactive. There are potentially serious consequences of underactive thyroid gland. Evaluation and correction is essential. It takes considerable time. I hope you are receiving care and are already on thyroid hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more
An elevated frequently means that your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone. This is called Hypothyroidism. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) rises in an attempt to signal your Thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone.
You may want to have it checked again to be sure. But Hypothyroidsism is easily treated with medication. ...Read more
I understand your concern.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) blood test is done to determine if thyroid gland is normal, hypoactive, or hyperactive.
Tsh of 3.41 is within normal limits as per diagnostic lab services of hawaii.
Please see your physician for diagnosis of thyroid condition, including tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4; and treatment as necessary. ...Read more
Most likely normal: Depending on the lab where you had it done, ranges of TSH will vary but typically, anywhere from 0.45 to 4.5 is considered normal. ...Read more
What does a tsh level 13 mean is it really high, little high? And what are the future health risks for such a number
Rather high: It is high enough to warrant treatment even if your T4 is normal. Your T3 (liothyronine) should be checked also ...Read more
Hi, I got my TSH level checked today it has come to be 18.5 whish is way too high from the normal range. What should be the future course of action?
I had my TSH level checked as I am showing signs of being hypo. The result was 2.69 which appears to be on the high end of normal. Is this borderline?
TSH: 2.69 would be considered normal by most lab references. In my lab the upper limit is 4.2. Talk to your doctor about the results. Good luck! ...Read more
Above 4.5: In most labs, a value above 4.5 is high. However, symptoms related to low thyroid correlate much better with free T4 levels, rather than tsh. There are many people with elevated tsh, normal free t4, who feel perfectly normal (subclinical hypothyroidism). Persistently high TSH levels is indicative of a failing thyroid. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: The actual thyroid hormone is T4 and t3 (liothyronine). When they are low, TSH elevates, but how high is somewhat variable, and "high tsh" per se is not dangerous. A low t4/t3 (liothyronine) can be dangerous; TSH is a good marker of thyroid function, but often it is necessary to measure ft4 or t3 (liothyronine). A mild elevation of TSH (eg. 4-10) is often without any symptoms and a normal ft4. ...Read more
High tsh has no: Symptoms, but indicates hypothyroidis, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memor. ...Read more
High TSH: Ask your doctor to correct your thyroid abnormality with medication. There is no substitute, however, for eating right and exercising. ...Read more
My last blood results showed a high TSH levels but t3andt4 in normal range. Should I see someone regarding hypotyhroidism?
Yes: An elevated TSH indicates that your pituitary gland feels that your thyroid level is somewhat low. The fact that the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal means that the problem is still mild. If you have symptoms of an underactive thyroid, treatment with thyroid hormone is indicated. If you have no symptoms, and the TSH is only mildly high, one can repeat the level in a few months and see if it has changed. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid! My dosage was to high and needed to be adjusted! My TSH was. 069 how long will it take to get back to normal levels?
If you change: To the correct level, it will take 4-6 weeks to reequilibrate. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement, as the generics are unreliable and levels can vary from one month to the next. ...Read more
Tsh levels ok, but T4 level high. 10 days ago started a lower dose of levolthyroxine, but still not feeling better. How soon will I feel better?
4-6wks. . .: There's a wide range of normal for TSH but we don't usually recheck after dose change until 4-6wks have passed as it takes that long for adjustment to take place. You didn't mention how you're feeling poorly, just that you're not better. Chat w/your GP about how you feel. S/he can tell you when/why to come back. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/understanding-thyroid-problems-basics ...Read more
Yes: If you call 'natural' the ones from animal thyroid, there exist several. Armour thyroid is one. The most commonly used form of thyroid is levothyroxine generic or brand which is manufactured but identical to the human T4 which our body produces. The problem is that sometimes an individual requires more t3 (liothyronine) than the amount that can come from t4. Armour thyroid has more t3 (liothyronine) relative to the T4 content. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: The TSH test is10 times more sensitive for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism that the t4. The TSH is reported on a log scale so that small changes in the TSH value are caused by relatively big changes in the blood level. This is a reflection of the pituitary being extremely sensitive to change in the T3 (liothyronine) level if you have symptoms it would be wise to seek treatment. ...Read more
Hypothyroid: It would be helpful to know what units those test results are. TSH is typically measured as mIU/L or micro IU/ml, with normal ranges up to 4.5. Total T4 is typically measured as micrograms/dl with normal ranges of 4.5-12, but can also be measured as nmol/L with normal ranges of 60-160. The TSH appears to be out of proportion to the T4 level, but you should be taking thyroid hormone. ...Read more
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