I am from India-Bangalore and have got my Health checkup done yesterday.
I got the report and results shows:
T3 - Triiodothyronine (serum) - 1.37
T4 - Thyroxine (serum) - 6.18
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Serum) - 7.17
Doctor says i have thyroid problem and has asked me to start taking Thyronorm 5mg (one a day) for rest of my life.
Repeat the test after 3months.
Do i need to start taking the medicine? Do we have any alternate ways to bring this back to normal ? (diet,etc)
Your doctor tested total T4, which is not as useful a test as FREE T4. Your TT4 is at 27% of range, and many people have hypo symptoms until T4 is around 50%.
That's also a total T3 test. Next time you might ask for FREE T3 and FREE T4. Your T3 is at 52% of range, which is pretty good.
Your TSH is quite high, which could indicate you are hypo.
Do you have hypo symptoms? Fatigue and/or sleepiness, constipation, weight gain, depression, intolerance to cold? You can google a more extensive list. Typically, graying hair (at an age when some graying is to be expected) and isolated pain aren't symptoms of hypo.
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