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What causes an increase in thyroid profile during a blood test?

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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016
Question: what causes an increase in the number of thyroid during a blood test? Is there certain foods? Is there a way to show that I have hypothyroid?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I have taken the XXXXXXX of answering each question separately ma'am

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I shall address each question of yours separately for your better understanding ma'am.

1. What causes an increase in the thyroid profile during a blood test?
A. If you are talking about an increase in the hormones T3 and T4 (and a low level of TSH), this is indicative of possible hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

But if you are talking about a raised level of TSH and a low level of thyroxine is indicative of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)

2. Are certain foods that can cause a raise in thyroid levels?
A. Yes there are ma'am:

+Processed foods
+Shrimp
+Dairy
+Eggs
+Cod
+Grains
+Tuna
+Halibut
+Bananas
+Turkey
+Chicken
+Lentils
+Cashew nuts
and many others.

3. Hypothyroid diagnosis:

A. Clinically the symptoms include:

+Weight gain
+Fatigue
+Cold intolerance
+Puffy face
+Hoarseness of voice
+Muscle weakness
+Impaired memory
+Dry skin
+Thinning of hair
+Raised levels of cholesterol
+Irregular and heavy menstrual cycles
+Painful and swollen joints
+Depression
+Slow heart rate

And through a laboratory investigation as I mentioned earlier, it can be diagnosed by observing raised levels of TSH and lower levels of thyroxine.

I hope you find my response helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (4 minutes later)
So if perhaps I only eat lots lentils before the blood test, would the test show that I have hypothyroidism?
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If you have a well functioning thyroid gland, then may be not

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

The listed foods can contribute towards fluctuations in thyroid hormone levels, but if your thyroid gland is normal, these foods may not be able to change much.

Why would you want to be diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

Best wishes.
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What causes an increase in thyroid profile during a blood test?

Brief Answer: I have taken the XXXXXXX of answering each question separately ma'am Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I shall address each question of yours separately for your better understanding ma'am. 1. What causes an increase in the thyroid profile during a blood test? A. If you are talking about an increase in the hormones T3 and T4 (and a low level of TSH), this is indicative of possible hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) But if you are talking about a raised level of TSH and a low level of thyroxine is indicative of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) 2. Are certain foods that can cause a raise in thyroid levels? A. Yes there are ma'am: +Processed foods +Shrimp +Dairy +Eggs +Cod +Grains +Tuna +Halibut +Bananas +Turkey +Chicken +Lentils +Cashew nuts and many others. 3. Hypothyroid diagnosis: A. Clinically the symptoms include: +Weight gain +Fatigue +Cold intolerance +Puffy face +Hoarseness of voice +Muscle weakness +Impaired memory +Dry skin +Thinning of hair +Raised levels of cholesterol +Irregular and heavy menstrual cycles +Painful and swollen joints +Depression +Slow heart rate And through a laboratory investigation as I mentioned earlier, it can be diagnosed by observing raised levels of TSH and lower levels of thyroxine. I hope you find my response helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help. Best wishes.