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Q. Does high TSH value affect weight?

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 25, 2016 and last reviewed on: May 14, 2020

Hi doctor,

My weight is keep on increasing in spite of diet and regular exercise. I got my thyroid test done and it showed high TSH of 4.7 with normal T3 and T4. I am getting regular cold. What to do?

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiology Critical Care Physician General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Your TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone value is almost normal.
  • Range we take usually normal is 0.5 to 4.0 mIU/L. Some differences are due to laboratory you choose and sample timing. The best is the early morning sampling.
  • In such a situation there is no need to take any medications. Remain physically active and control your diet inputs to lower the weight.
  • Your T3 and T4 are already normal, so no supplementation needed. Lifestyle modification is the only solution.

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


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