What does slightly elevated TSH indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
I did some tests today
How can I help?
i am attaching reports now
creatining serum .9 (.7 to 1.2)
fasting blood sugar 100 (70 to 100)
Post Lunch 130 (100 to 140)
T3 .86 (.6 to 1.81)
T4 9.7 (4.5 to 10.9)
Looks like TSH is .35 above normal
Is that ok?
Yes it is a little outside range
Do I need to do anything for this?
Mostly if it is little outside range, in my experience nothing is wrong
Sometimes it is subclinical hypothyroidism
i did it in may 2013 where it was 5.26
in your point of view after crossing what value one should start medicine
Starting medicine usually is a calculation in which titrating the dose according to symptoms and thyroid profile status is done
Do you have any symptoms of weakness etc?
nothing i can experience till now
Though it is slowly getting higher in value
So a repeat measurement will be needed in future
on 26 XXXXXXX 2014 i took OGTT where in the value came out as pre-diabetic
i started exercise and diet and put down nearly 3 kg
when should I repeat the test again?
you took the test in XXXXXXX
so I think you can repeat it in 6 months
anything that i can do to prevent thyroid problem in future
Though your current values of sugar are normal
Apart from healthy lifestyle, there is nothing much that you can do about it
Just be alert of any unusual symptoms developing
For diabetes for sure
Yes I guess for both and many other chronic diseases it is a must that you lead a healthy lifestyle
i have been using iodised salt only right from childhood
I understand that
anything else i need to take care of to avoid thyroid issues in future
That is the only option
It may be autoimmune
So mostly nothing helps
so i have to take iodised salt in more quantities. is that correct?
I personally feel that drinking clean water is the best lifestyle measurement
Take it in moderation
Since immunity may be attacking germs in the glands
what ever salt is there in cooked foods in home. that shud be fine . right?
Yes it should be
thanks a lot for the chat doctor
Thanks for consulting
welcome. bye for now
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