Thyroid issue, too low TSH?
My dad has hypothyroidism and his TSH rocketed to around 25 a couple of years ago, since then he has been on thyroid medication (synthetic thyroxine). For a long time the levels came to normal but he wasn’t feeling well for a few days and we got the levels checked again, the TSH came out to be 0.06 which is really low and barely existing. What could be the reason for this? Is the medication making the TSH production low?
@under siege: Although vegetarianism is healthy I don’t think it directly affects thyroid function because my dad is a long time vegetarian too right from his young days.
@under siege: To debunk your theory, let me share a fact. Our family is Buddhist so we all are vegetarians from birth and never ever ate even a piece of meat. But you have been a vegetarian for just six months and are attributing benefits to the change in diet alone. It seems you are the one on a fad diet and are getting overexcited by some random positive results in your thyroid function tests. I am really sure that you have no idea about the endocrine system and so you should keep your guess work to yourself instead of sharing false, unverified information. I am all for vegetarianism but it is not something that will cure ailments right away, being a vegetarian prevents you from getting a lot of diseases in the first place. And the condescending tone full of attitude isn’t getting you any thumbs up either.