Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

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Brief Overview

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test or TSH is the test performed to measure these hormones. This test is useful in determining how the thyroid is working.

What is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone?

Generally, TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test is done to measure the hormones present inside the thyroid glands.

These thyroid glands make hormones that regulate the method by which our body uses energy. These hormones are highly responsible for muscle strength, body temperature, mood etc.

TSH is made in the brain according to your thyroid levels, hence if these levels are high or low, it indicates that your thyroid isn’t working properly.

Why is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone suggested?

The test of Thyroid Stimulating Hormones is suggested to people suffering from:

  • Weight gain or loss.
  • Anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Puffing of the eyes.
  • Hair loss.


What are the parameters used in Thyroid Stimulating Hormone?

The average range of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ranges between 0.4 to 4.0.

Preparation before performing Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

There are no specific steps to be followed before the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. However, you must follow any instructions provided by the doctor.

Post Care after Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

After the blood has been drawn for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, you can follow these steps to reduce the pain:

  • Ice compressors.
  • Pain killers.


Sample types in Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

The test of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone requires blood samples.

Side effects/risks of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

The only risks involved in the test of  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone are related to the injections used to draw out blood. Some of them involve:

  • Pain or swell.
  • Fainting
  • Lightheadedness

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