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Should hypothyroidism medicine be given for TSH level 8.12?

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Dr. Mit Dharsandiya

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 8, 2018
Reviewed AtSeptember 16, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My mother aged 75 years has TSH 8.12. She has adrenalism and takes Hisone 12 mg daily. Should she be administered medicine for hypothyroidism?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are higher chances of hypothyroidism in a patient who has hypoadrenalism (Addison's disease). These both conditions can be the manifestation of the same underlying process (autoimmune). If your mother is symptomatic (weakness, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, pedal edema, etc.), then she requires thyroid supplement. To start it, I will need further investigation (free T4 level, anti-TPO antibody reports).

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mit Dharsandiya

Dr. Mit Dharsandiya

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