Hi, i have seen the symptoms of hypothyroidism is me since few months. I was having thyroid few years back. I am planning to have some thyroid tests. Please guide me what steps i should take. Thanks.
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Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is based on your symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure the level of TSH and sometimes the level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. A low level of thyroxine and high level of TSH indicate an underactive thyroid. That's because your pituitary produces more TSH in an effort to stimulate your thyroid gland into producing more thyroid hormone.
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