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What Happens When Your Tsh Hormone Is Very Low
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...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
See a doctor: A 'very very low' level of TSH indicates a significantly over-active thyroid gland (assuming you are not taking thyroid replacement.) this is a significant health risk, you need to see an endocriniologist or good internal med doctor. If you have low TSH and are taking thyroid hormone replacement, you may be taking too much. ...Read more
Does a very low level TSH hormone mean hypo - or hyperthyroidism? T3 is normal range, T4 is at the low level borderline.
Low TSH: Generally indicates an excess in thyroid hormone. That may be chronic w/hyperthyroidism -- or temporary w/thyroid inflammation. See you doctor. If you're already on thyroid replacement, the dose is too high. If you're on t3, get off of it as it can be dangerous and doesn't work well as chronic replacement. Use brand name T4 only. ...Read more
Why do thyroid hormones keep changing?Now tgo antibodies are"too low to be detected", 4 months ago they were 130!anti tpo 40, TSH 0.99, ft3 2.64, ft4 1.41
Chronic fatigue? Low TSH high beta globulins, high LFT, nuclear studies normal, all hormones normal. Any suggestions ?
Liver?: What did your doctor say about the high liver enzymes? It sounds to me like you need to be working closely with your doctor to figure out what is going on and what is best to do about it. I wish you the very best. ...Read more
What does it mean if I am a female, have normal estrogen, testosterone & TSH, but low sex hormone binding globulin?
Nothing - u r normal: Regardless of gender, if your estrogen, testosterone & TSH are normal, then you're normal. Sex hormone binding globulin is used to bind up sex hormones, exactly what it says. Sometimes we check both total hormone as well as free hormone, since it's typically free hormone that accounts for benefit claimed by hormone. But rather than look at numbers, consider how you feel. We treat patients, not #s. ...Read more
Can you tell me about normal testosterone, estrogen and TSH but low sex hormone binding globulin (female)?
You're normal!: Regardless of gender, if your estrogen, testosterone & TSH are normal, then you're normal. Sex hormone binding globulin is used to bind up sex hormones, exactly what it says. Sometimes we check both total hormone as well as free hormone, since it's typically free hormone that accounts for benefit claimed by hormone. But rather than look at numbers, consider how you feel. We treat patients, not #s ...Read more
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