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02 Aug 2006

Thyroid
Hi, I've just received blood results which show my THS at 6 (should be 0.2 - 4). But I'm confused as to whether this is hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. I've been gaining weight despite dieting and exercise. But in doing in internet search, I find that weight gain is caused by an UNDERactive thyroid. Surely if my test results show 6 this means OVERactive?
Thanks.
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Durban
TSH stands for Thyroid stimulating hormone and it will go up if your body wants to stimulate the thyroid to make more thyroid hormone, so you probably have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), which will correlate with gaining weight .
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