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Can you tell me what TSH, Highly Sensitive 78.27 mIU/ High

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Can you tell me what TSH, Highly Sensitive 78.27 mIU/ High means? What will happen without medication?
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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Normal range of TSH should be below 5.

mysticdoc :

Your level of 78.27 is very high.

mysticdoc :

This means you have hypothyroidism.

mysticdoc :

Hypothyroidism refers to the low thyroid hormone state in your body.

mysticdoc :

The treatment is with levothyroxine supplementation to correct the thyroid hormone deficiency.

mysticdoc :

if left untreated you will gain weight, will develop leg swelling, fatigue, dry skin, heart problems, mental problems, and nerve problems.

mysticdoc :

Hence you should discuss this result with your doctor and start the treatment.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer :

I have all that

mysticdoc :

You should contact your doctor soon and start on levothyroxine.

mysticdoc :

Your symptoms will improve.

Customer :

not if you can't afford medication

mysticdoc :

the medication is very cheap.

mysticdoc :

you can get them for 4 dollars at Walmart

Customer :

and so is my x

mysticdoc :

levothyroxine is very cheap.

Customer :

thank you

mysticdoc :

very welcome

mysticdoc :

get well soon

mysticdoc :

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Customer :

ty

mysticdoc :

welcome

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