What is a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level? Why would my doctor order this to be drawn?

Updated 8 April 2022 under Ask Us.

Great question! A thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is common blood test that is drawn to see how well the thyroid gland is working. TSH is produced in the pituitary gland, […]

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Last year I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Since my diagnosis, I have gained 22 lb. (10kg) and my body is totally disfigured. Can you help me? I am very sad and I would really like to know if hypothyroidism is curable?

Updated 2 September 2021 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. We are sorry to hear you have been feeling sad about your diagnosis. We hope this answer can help you feel a bit better. For […]

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In high school, I was diagnosed with a thyroid problem and had to have it removed. How common is it for young women to have problems with their thyroid and/or have a partial or total thyroid removal?

Updated 11 June 2021 under Ask Us.

The thyroid (gland) makes hormones that help control growth, development, and other bodily functions, and is found in the neck. There are two different ways someone may experience problems with […]

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