My doctor has recommended Lipitor. While going through the lab results, i noticed the following in addition to above:
T4 = 6.1 TSH = 5.631
My doctor did not talk to me about the above. I did some research and there are articles on the web that talk about the correlation between high TSH and high cholesterol levels.
My question is does high cholesterol cause high TSH or is it the other way around? Btw, there is no history of heart disease in my family. My parents have normal cholesterol levels and i am a strict vegetarian. Everything else on my lab report is normal except for the above.
Hypothyroidism can be responsible for high cholestrol , not the opposite, You should go first to a Endo and check for TSH (again), free T4, free T3 and for thyroid antibodies (TPO and anti-Tg), your TSH is high, do you have other symptoms?
Perhaps the ENDO will give you levothyroxin to lower your TSH. First you should treat what is causing your high cholesterol...
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