Thyroid Hormone Test Results?
Hipertiroid r nHello, I want to ask, I have hyperthyroid disease, it’s been 1 year r nAnd the FT4 lab results are 1.24 and TSH results are 0.102 from the results, when do you think you can take action? with various reasons
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Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the body has excessive levels of the thyroxine hormone, where the thyroxine hormone is released by the thyroid gland which has the function to regulate the body's metabolism. So if you have hyperthyroidism, the symptoms that can arise are metabolic disorders.
The cause of the disruption of the thyroid hormone that causes the hormone thyroxine in the body can be caused by excessive amounts such as:
Thyroid nodule Graves disease, is a mass or lump found in the thyroid gland, when there is a lump in the thyroid gland. Nodules can be solid or filled with fluid and are mostly benign. In rare cases, these nodules can also develop into cancer. Goitre or goiter or goiter Thyroid cancer, a malignancy of the thyroid gland, but this condition is classified as rare and usually attacks people over 30 years of age. Side Effects of Drugs, such as heart medications. The following is a further article you can read about: Risks of Disease Stalking the Thyroid Gland
To confirm the diagnosis, usually additional tests such as hormone tests are needed. TSH examination is usually done, namely Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, TSH levels in hyperthyroid conditions are usually low. Normal TSH levels can differ in each hospital laboratory. The normal value of TSH can use a benchmark of 0.4 - 5 mIU / L, so that if your examination results are 0.102 then it can be concluded that your TSH level is below normal. In addition to the other TSH hormones examined, namely examination of the hormone thyroxine (T4), and trrioditironin (T3), both of these tests usually show high levels in cases of hyperthyroidism. The level of FT4 is freeT4 or free T4 which normally ranges from 0.7 - 1.9 ng / dl. In this case, your FT4 hormone levels can still be classified as normal.
But in some cases like you where TSH levels are low but other hormones (T3, T4, FT4) are normally referred to as subclinical hyperthyroidism. Where this condition generally shows no symptoms but must always be monitored to avoid the risk of complications such as bone disease and heart disease.
Treatment of hyperthyroid conditions will differ depending on the causes previously described. What kind of action do you mean? Is it treatment or surgery?
Please note that not all hyperthyroid conditions require treatment in the form of drugs, for example in clinical hyperthyroidism conditions, in this condition the thyroxine hormone is still within normal limits and usually rarely causes symptoms. This subclinical hyperthyroidism can heal by itself in about 3 months. And this subclinical hyperthyroidism often does not require treatment, but it is still advisable to carry out routine thyroid function evaluations to monitor your condition. Therefore, if you have subclinical hyperthyroidism, in general you are not given treatment. Usually you only need to regularly check thyroid hormone levels according to your doctor's recommendations.
But to be sure, you can consult to ask the doctor back in your specialist in the treatment of the right. Surely your doctor knows more about your condition, because the doctor will certainly provide the right treatment and give you health benefits.
If necessary, the doctor will give you special treatment to control the thyroid hormone levels and keep it within normal values. Where these drugs function to suppress the levels of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodotironin (T3). This drug is usually taken continuously until the hormone levels are under control, then the dose will be slowly lowered according to the doctor's instructions in order to control thyroid hormone levels within normal limits.
And if you mean surgery or surgery, not all hyperthyroid disease is surgically removed. Here are some considerations when thyroid surgery is needed:
Thyroid nodules that are suspicious towards cancer If signs of thyroid malignancy are found If thyroid lumps or swelling interfere with the surrounding tissue, for example when thyroid swelling causes tracheal pressure that can make sufferers shortness of breath, swallowing disorders. Therefore, not all hyperthyroid conditions require treatment or operation action. This depends on the medical condition of each different person. So it is very important, for patients with hyperthyroidism to routinely control the doctor in order to see thyroid hormone levels, so as not to cause undesired complications.
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