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Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Hypothyroidism

When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate.
So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyroid that has failed or is failing, and you may need to take levothyroxine. See your doctor.

In brief: Hypothyroidism

When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate.
So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyroid that has failed or is failing, and you may need to take levothyroxine. See your doctor.
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