Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
156 Doctors are Online

Have allergic asthma. THS high in blood report. Thyroid hormone replacement required?

I am 17 years of age, height 165 cm, weight 67 kg. I have allergic asthma. Following a routine blood test, I was informed that my THS level is 14.5 µIU/ml but I am quite active and I do not have any fatigue, depression. Furthermore, I have no problems related to lack of concentration, since I finished my school-leaving examination with the highest possible grade and have so far only had the best possible grades in university (physics). Do I need to take any thyroid hormone replacement (levothyroxine)? Do I need to undergo any further blood investigation related to thyroid glands?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  25
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Treatment/Therapy
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Friend ..
Welcome to Health Care Magic ..

I read your concern and it seems that your TSH level ( 14.5 units ) is very high above normal level (Should be less than 4units) .
There is much higher possibity for Hypothyroidism with or without symptoms.
I recommend you to do CT Brain to know more about the functioning capacity of Pituitary Gland as Pituitary plays role in controlling TSH production .

I would recommend Levothyroxine to treat elevated TSH Level.
Diet rich in Iodine Helps to prevent Iodine Deficiency..

Regular followup and medication will help you to make TSH within normal limit.
Hope this information is useful.
Thanks & Take Care .
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor