Knowing Hyperthyroidism Or Hypothyroid Disease From Lab Results?
Doctor, how do you confirm hyperthyroidism / hypothyroidism through lab results? when I first got a lab test 4 years ago the TSH lab results were high 6.7 and the diagnosis by an internist was hypothyroid and then I was given the drug eutyhrox and a few months later the TSH was normal but T3 or T4 was abnormal (sometimes low sometimes high). for 4 years I was given eutyhrox. but the symptoms that I feel are dry eyes, blurred vision, left eye stand out, light sensitive, weight loss, hand tremors and shortness of breath. from these symptoms that I experienced, am I sick hyperthyroid or hypothyroid? Is it true that the euthyrox medicine that I am taking? or should PTU medication be?
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Hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland cannot produce thyroid hormone at a normal, yes value. Hyperthyroidism, where the thyroid hormone in the blood is higher than normal. In general, to diagnose patients with thyroid disorders, medical interviews, physical examinations and investigations are needed to support the diagnosis. So, on the results of the overall examination carried out by the doctor, these results can support the diagnosis of complaints felt by the patient.
To help make the diagnosis, the doctor can plan a supportive examination in the form of blood tests and radiological examinations. usual blood tests for thyroid disorders can be in the form of TSH (N 0,640-6,270 uIU / ml); examination of T3 (N 0.6-1.81 ng / ml); T4 (N 4.5-10.9ug / dl).
In connection with your question, there is a history of blood tests for the thyroid gland, where the results of the TSH examination are higher than the reference value, then this condition is a form of hypothyroidism, where TSH or thyroid stimulating ormone works harder to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormones, so the TSh value is getting higher.
patients with hypothyroidism often experience comorbid complaints such as difficult bowel movements, increased blood cholesterol, muscle aches, memory problems, sensitivity to cold temperatures. While complaints that you feel have a tendency towards hyperthyroidism. However, to ensure your clinical condition leads to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, physical examination and blood tests are still needed.
Regarding treatment, for patients with hypothyroidism, levothyroxine or euthyrox can be given. For hyperthyroidism, ptu or propylthiouracil can be given.
Therefore, in general, the initial process that you undergo should be continued according to the doctor's plan. So the doctor can plan further treatments for you. Meanwhile, to help you recover and care, you should also begin to pay attention to all risk factors that affect treatment and affect your recovery. Make a healthy lifestyle, ideally weight, avoid smoking, avoid sleeping late, consume healthy food.
Thus the info we can convey.