Interpreting Thyroid Levels Tests

What is the Cause of High TSH Level?

The most common reason for high tsh level is due to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid hormone levels. If your body does not produce enough hormones, it will have problems with metabolism, blood sugar control, energy production and many other functions. You may experience fatigue, weight gain or loss, depression and many other symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.

Another possible cause of high tsh level is hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism means too much thyroid hormone levels.

Your body produces too much thyroid hormone and you suffer from many symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain or loss, depression and many other symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.

Treatment Options for High TSH Level?

If you are suffering from high tsh level, then there are several treatment options available to you. There are two main types of treatments which can be used:

Therapy – This involves medication that helps regulate the amount of thyroid hormone in your body. It is usually prescribed when the problem is caused by a combination of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Treatment – This involves medical procedures that aim at treating the underlying condition causing the problem. The goal is to address the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.

Although treatment options are available to you, it is always best to try and correct the problem naturally first by making some changes in your lifestyle and diet. It is best to get treatment from a professional rather than self-diagnosing and treating yourself which can sometimes be dangerous.

With that being said, let’s get on with what you came here to read about.

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