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What is tsh?
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Activates thyroid.
Tsh, or thyroid stimulating hormone, is a hormone made in the pituitary gland to control how much thyroid hormone is made and released into the bloodstream. High levels of TSH mean the pituitary thinks the body needs more thyroid hormone(that thyroid levels are too low), and low levels of TSH mean that the pituitary thinks the body needs less thyroid hormone.

In brief: Activates thyroid.
Tsh, or thyroid stimulating hormone, is a hormone made in the pituitary gland to control how much thyroid hormone is made and released into the bloodstream. High levels of TSH mean the pituitary thinks the body needs more thyroid hormone(that thyroid levels are too low), and low levels of TSH mean that the pituitary thinks the body needs less thyroid hormone.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Robert Lang
The 3rd generation TSH is the most sensitive test for both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disorders.
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