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What Is A Good Tsh Level For Hypothyroidism
No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH is in the normal range. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Get treated: Hi. I don't want sound trite, but if you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, take the thyroid hormone replacement you've been prescribed to treat it! Your doctor will adjust your dose roughly every 6 weeks or so to get your TSH into a goal range (I usually use a goal TSH range of about 1-2). It's easy and works perfectly! Good luck! ...Read more
It's controversial: There is broad consensus that a TSH between 0.3-2.5 is normal (assuming no pituitary problem exists), and broad consensus that TSH levels above 10 are abnormal and should be treated. A middle-of-the-road approach might be to say that levels between 5-10 are abnormal, and treatment is likely to be beneficial, and that values between 2.5-5 may be abnormal, and that treatment may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal level: We strive to reach a normal TSH when we treat a patient with hypothyroidism. Too much or too little thyroid replacement is not recommended. However there is some debate as to the desired TSH level which can be from 0.5 to 5.0 although currently an upper level of 3.0 is deemed more desirable. Consult a thyroidologist if you have further concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm Asian male with TSH level=11.5.Is there a chance of my complete cure from hypothyroidism or will i need to take medicine throughout life?Plz help
Hypothyroid: There is no cure for hypothyroid disease. All people in the world with an inactive thyroid are on medication for life. ...Read more
What to do about hypothyroid diagnosis (tsh level over 100) meds are not working, what could come next?
Wrong Meds: You are probably being treated with Synthroid, (thyroxine) pure T4, and it is not converting to active T3 at the cellular level. Many thyroid resistant patient require pure sustained release T3 to notice any effect. You may also have AutoImmune Thyroiditis in which your immune system is attacking your thyroid. ...Read more
Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?
Normal TSH 0.45-4.5: Why is your pharmacist concerned? Tsh of 3 is normal. Of course, we're trained to treat the person, not just the numbers so many of us will prescribe enough medication to achieve TSH of 1-2. Tsh less than 0.45 increases risk for hyperthyroidism eg palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, bone loss, etc. Further testing depends upon your symptoms. Bottom line: talk to your doc who ordered test. ...Read more