If you have elevated TSH levels you may be concerned as to what this actually means?
Well I’ll tell you a little known fact that most people and even a lot of doctors out there have no clue about…
The reality is that if you have high TSH levels it doesn’t mean that you have anything wrong with your thyroid.
Believe me, it’s more than likely that your thyroid is perfectly fine and at the same time you may have higher TSH levels which basically means that your body has high levels of thyroid stimulating hormone.
The reality is that your TSH levels could be high simply because when you had low levels of TSH your pituitary gland just makes more TSH because your body needs it. So when this happens your pituitary gland tells your thyroid gland to release more hormone.
So believe me just because your thyroid is produces more TSH and you have higher TSH levels in your body doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with your thyroid.
Your thyroid is probably producing way more thyroid hormone than you need.
But at the same time you’re not in the all clear when you have elevated TSH levels. In fact it’s probably a sign that you have some sort of issue.
Of course the only reason that you’re probably here in the first place is because you already know that you’re suffering from some of the hypothyroidism symptoms such as constipation, fatigue, weight gain, cold body, dry skin, and depression among many others.
So to figure out the answer to the question why you have high TSH levels you need to…
…ask your doctor. You need to get yourself checked out because he’s the only person that can guide you on what you need to do exactly.
To really get under your skin and understand why you have elevated TSH levels your doctor is going to have your thyroid analyzed.
The more tests he does the better he is going to be able to determine exactly where the problem lies and why you have such high TSH levels.
The biggest issue is not that your thyroid isn’t able to produce sufficient amounts of TSH but rather it’s your body’s inability to convert that hormone your thyroid produces into the active form which your body can then use for energy.
So the issue could lie in your bodies inability to actually convert the thyroid stimulating hormone that your thyroid is actually producing.
Or another issue that you may be having is not that you’re unable to convert the actual TSH but it could be that your cells are just not taking it up and using it. This could be another reason to explain the higher tsh levels.
Another issue that you may be having is that the converted TSH is not actually finding its way to the cells that require it.
There are so many different explanations for your TSH levels being high, that it can be hard to pin point. So the best thing to really find the cause, is to get the advice of your local doctor. He will be able to tell you exactly what is happening and why.
Once you’re able to find the exact cause then you can proceed to actually getting out there and solving the issue.