Table of contents:
- What are the symptoms of high T4 levels?
- What does it mean if your T4 is low?
- How do you treat low T4?
- What causes T4 to be high?
- How is high T4 treated?
- What if T4 is high and TSH is normal?
- What cereal is good for thyroid?
What are the symptoms of high T4 levels?
A high level of T4 indicates an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Symptoms include anxiety, unplanned weight loss, tremors, and diarrhea.
What does it mean if your T4 is low?
Lower-than-normal T4 levels usually mean you have hypothyroidism. However, some people may have increased TSH levels while having normal T4 levels. This is called subclinical (mild) hypothyroidism. It is believed to be an early stage of hypothyroidism.
How do you treat low T4?
The easiest and most effective treatment is simply taking a thyroid hormone pill (levothyroxine) once a day, preferably in the morning. This medication is a pure synthetic form of T4 which is made in a laboratory to be an exact replacement for the T4 that the human thyroid gland normally secretes.
What causes T4 to be high?
High levels of any of these tests (total T4, free T4, or free T4 index) may indicate an overactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism. Low levels of any of these tests (total T4, free T4, or free T4 index) may indicate an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism.
How is high T4 treated?
Antithyroid Medications: Antithyroid medications (sometimes written anti-thyroid) prevent the thyroid from producing excess amounts of T4 and T3 hormones. There are 2 types of antithyroid medications used in the US—propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole (also known as Tapazole).
What if T4 is high and TSH is normal?
T3 and T4 Interpretations A normal TSH and normal T4 indicates a normally functioning thyroid gland. A low TSH and high T4 generally indicates hyperthyroidism. A high TSH and low T4 indicates primary hypothyroidism (due to a thyroid disease).
What cereal is good for thyroid?
Choose the right cereals like whole grain cereals over refined varieties. Complex carbs are loaded with fibre and provide a vital nutrient selenium for the thyroid hormones to function efficiently. Cereals like quinoa, finger millet, red and brown rice can be easily added to the daily regimen.
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