Thyroid treatment hinges on multiple factors

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June 24, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 82-year-old woman in good health. I recently had labwork that showed my TSH level is 6.14. I was told that I would need thyroid medicine because eventually I would feel tired and cold all the time. I do not have either of these symptoms. I’m usually warm when others say they are cold. I wake up at 6:30 and am ready for the day. Do I have an underactive thyroid? I don’t think so. — R.K.

 

Answer: I don’t think you have an underactive thyroid either. 

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