What is a normal TSH level?
TSH normal values are 0.5 to 5.0 mIU/L. Pregnancy, a history of thyroid cancer, history of pituitary gland disease, and older age are some situations when TSH is optimally maintained in different range as guided by an endocrinologist. FT4 normal values are 0.7 to 1.9ng/dL.
How do I get my TSH levels down?
If your thyroid is overactive, there are several options:
- Radioactive iodine to slow down your thyroid.
- Anti-thyroid medications to prevent it from overproducing hormones.
- Beta blockers to reduce a rapid heart rate caused by high thyroid levels.
- Surgery to remove the thyroid (this is less common)
Is 7.2 TSH high?
The doctor ordered a hormone panel and found a blood thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level of 7.2 microunits per milliliter (mlU/L). TSH triggers the thyroid to make hormones that control metabolism, so elevated TSH is considered a sign the thyroid might be making too little thyroid hormone.
What is the ideal range for TSH?
The normal range of TSH levels is 0.4 to 4.0 milli-international units per liter. If you’re already being treated for a thyroid disorder, the normal range is 0.5 to 3.0 milli-international units per liter. A value above the normal range usually indicates that the thyroid is underactive. This indicates hypothyroidism.
What are the normal levels of TSH?
The typical range of reference for TSH levels is anywhere between 0.4 and 4.9 milliunits per liter (mU/L). A recent study suggests that the normal range should be more like 0.45 to 4.12 mU/L. TSH can vary wildly based on your age, sex, and stage of life.
What is a dangerous level of thyroid?
As far as TSH is concerned, per se, there are no “dangerous levels”. Dangerous high or low levels are reflected in the T3 and T4 levels that too in extreme cases such as Thyroid storm/severe toxicity/Myxoedema crisis. In such cases the clinical symptoms will be quite obvious and not likely to be missed.
What is a good TSH level?
For healthy adults, the normal TSH range is 0.4 – 4.0 milli-international units per liter of blood. This range jumps to 0.5 and 3.0 milli-international units per liter of blood for patients that are being treated for thyroid disorders. If our thyroid hormones are low, our bodies will attempt to balance out the hormones.