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this query is for my mother - 62yrs
TSH 8.51, T3 1.32, T4 7.74
Hi, i remember. I asked you to get those labs done right?
The TSH test was done first and on the advice of HCM doctor (over chat) did T3, T4
yes you did.
Very good, you got them!
yes - but what does this mean? Can TSH be high and T3, T4 be normal?
Do you happen to have the orig report? Can you upload?
Yes it certainly can, it simply means the Thyroid is having to work extra hard to maintain normal output
one moment, looking at report
so this one does not have the t3 and t4? is that on another page?
yes that is seperate. uploading in a min
Ok. here we are
Yes.. Now forgive me if i already asked this last time.. but is your mother overweight?
I dont know her weight exactly but she is a bit fat
wt 65 kgs, height 5ft
Ok. That makes sense.. Every single cell in our body needs thyroid hormone to function and regulate its metabolism
The more fat we have... the higher the damnd on the thyroid..
What these tests indicate to me is that she is currently in a state where the thyroid is just beginning to feel the strain of excess demand and the central nervous system is stimulating it a bit more to make sure that it puts out enough hormone.
feeling cold - she generally feels cold, even earlier. lethargic and fatigue - yes, low BP, sweating - no
she says she gets a throat block when she talks a lot of laughs.. not sure if that is connected
Ohh, ok.. she feels a lump in her throat?
The endocrinologist will be able to physically examine her and decide WHAT dose of synthroid is appropriate.
is this a starting stage or has it been for sometime?
One can never say exactly when these things start, the body has quite a bit of redundant capacity
let me take her to an endocrinologist
I think that is a good idea
ok thank you for the advice. appreciate it.
Always happy to help!
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