Hello doc, I recently had my thyroid check up and my results are as follows.....
TSH, ultra sensitive serum (CLIA) - 5.54 , Free t3, Serum(CLIA)- 4.44 and Free t4, Serum (CLIA) - 12.12 ... My TSH id mildly elevated. Do i need any treatment? Do i have any risk of going into hypothyroidism.. Pls help me about this problem
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Hi there I understand your concern and anxiety....increased thyroid stimulating hormone levels suggestive of hypothyroidism I.e under active thyroid gland...The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis which is an autoimmune thyroid disorder..others being viral infection of thyroid gland,low iodine in diet,radiotherapy,radio active iodine treatment etc...Changes in the menstrual cycle,constipation,depression,dry hair and hair loss,dry skin,fatigue,greater sensitivity to cold,slow heart rate,swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter),unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight etc....diagnosis is done by estimating tsh and t3 and t4 levels...Lower-than-normal T4 levels usually mean you have hypothyroidism. However, some people may have increased TSH levels while having normal T4 levels. This is called subclinical (mild) hypothyroidism. It is believed to be an early stage of hypothyroidism...treatment is mainly by replacing thyroid hormones by thyroxin tablets in appropriate dose... Consult nearest physician for clinical examination they will help you further.
Please read very carefully the following questions and than answer number wise.
This will help me reach a proper diagnosis for you.
Do you have any of the following symptoms ?
1. Fatigue, loss of energy, lethargy.
2. Weight gain.
3. Decreased appetite.
4. Cold intolerance.
5. Dry skin.
6. Hair loss.
7. Muscle pain, joint pain, weakness in the extremities.
8.Emotional lability, mental impairment.
9.Forgetfulness, impaired memory, inability to concentrate.
12. Fullness in the throat, hoarseness
hi since you have mildly raised values , so you are in borderline hypothyroid state . But , if have abnormal symptoms such weight gain , you must visit a endocrinologist once for the proper investigation and management.
consult an endocrinologist for further tests.
look for any abnormal symptoms.
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