As part of a physical exam, a TSH test is among the screenings your family medicine provider may order. TSH screenings test your thyroid function to determine if you have too little or too much thyroid hormone in your system.
TSH stands for thyroid-stimulating hormone. If the results of a TSH test indicate that you have high levels of TSH, it means that your thyroid is underactive and is not producing enough T3 and T4—the two hormones released by your thyroid that help to regulate metabolism and other body functions. High levels of TSH means that your body is trying to stimulate your thyroid to make more hormones. Low TSH levels, on the other hand, mean that your thyroid is overactive and secretes too many hormones. Both overactive and underactive thyroids can cause a range of complications, including weight changes, hair loss, and fatigue.
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