What if my T3 and T4 are normal but TSH is high?

When the thyroid gland becomes inefficient such as in early hypothyroidism, the TSH becomes elevated even though the T4 and T3 may still be within the “normal” range.

Can you have high T3 and low T4?

If the levels of T3 and T4 in the blood are too high or too low, there is an imbalance between the amount of thyroid hormones needed by the body and the amount of thyroid hormones available.

What if free T4 is normal and TSH is high?

A normal TSH and normal T4 show a normal thyroid. A low TSH and high T4 generally means an overactive thyroid. A high TSH and low T4 means an underactive thyroid.

What if T3 is low and T4 is normal?

If your results show high total T3 levels or high free T3 levels, it may mean you have hyperthyroidism. Low T3 levels may mean you have hypothyroidism, a condition in which your body doesn’t make enough thyroid hormone. T3 test results are often compared with T4 and TSH test results to help diagnose thyroid disease.

How do I get my TSH back to normal?

Taking synthetic thyroid hormone medication can bring your T4 and TSH levels back to their normal ranges. Once you’re on the right dose, your symptoms should subside. When you first start taking medication, your doctor will need to monitor your blood to fine-tune the dosage.

At what level of TSH do you treat?

If your TSH level is higher than 10 mIU/L, you should start treatment, because you will very likely develop symptoms of an underactive thyroid, even if you don’t have them now.

What are the symptoms of low TSH and high T4?

Symptoms

  • Fatigue.
  • Increased sensitivity to cold.
  • Constipation.
  • Dry skin.
  • Weight gain.
  • Puffy face.
  • Hoarseness.
  • Muscle weakness.

What does a TSH level of 0.01 mean?

TSH helps regulate the levels of thyroid hormones in the body. In healthy people (with normally functioning thyroid glands), TSH should be to be about 0.4 to 5.0 µIU/mL. In people with thyroid cancer, TSH drops to 0.01 to 3.0 µIU/mL.

What is normal range for TSH and free T4?

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.

What are the symptoms of low T4?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, include:

  • Weight gain.
  • Fatigue.
  • Hair loss.
  • Low tolerance for cold temperatures.
  • Irregular menstrual periods.
  • Constipation.

What is a good TSH level for a woman?

The normal range of TSH levels in non-pregnant adult women is 0.5 to 5.0 mIU/L. In women, during the menstruation cycle, pregnancy, or after menopause, TSH levels may fall slightly outside the normal range, because of fluctuating levels of estrogen.

What is a safe TSH level?

The normal range of TSH levels in adults is between 0.4 to 4.0 mIU/L (milli-international units per liter). Some research suggests that this range should actually be more like 0.45 to 2.5 mIU/L. The TSH range may also vary slightly based on the testing facility where your blood is being analyzed.

What can cause low T4 with normal TSH?

For doctors to diagnose and treat conditions related to an overactive thyroid, they also check levels of T3 and T4 in your blood. The causes of low TSH can be Graves’ disease, nodules that stimulate the thyroid, or inflammation.

What does high T3 and T4 mean?

Elevated T4 and T3 Levels. Elevated T4 and T3 levels indicate that the thyroid is producing too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). According to the American Thyroid Association , T3 levels are the last thyroid level to become abnormal when there is a problem, so you may have an elevated T4 and normal T3 if you catch your condition early.

What is the normal range of TSH and T4?

A normal TSH range is from 0.3 to 5.0, and a normal T4 level is 4.5 to 11.2. However, these may vary from lab to lab. Weight gain, a feeling of constant fatigue, and/or depression are common signs that TSH or T4 levels are out of whack.

What causes low T4 levels?

In summary, there are numerous factors which can cause low T4 levels. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the primary cause of hypothyroidism. Nutrient deficiencies can also play a role, including iodine, iron and tyrosine .