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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
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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
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