- Thyroid Health and Mental Well-being: Research indicates that more than two-thirds of mildly depressed patients and virtually all moderately and severely depressed individuals show low T3 hormone levels. In addition, elevated TSH is observed in almost 55% of these cases. Testing your TSH (and T3) becomes a window into understanding potential links between your thyroid function and mental well-being.
- TSH and Infertility: Elevated TSH levels were found to be nearly twice as common in women with unexplained infertility compared to those with known male factor issues. This suggests a potential impact of high-normal TSH levels on conception. Why? Possibly because TSH itself can have a variety of pro-inflammatory actions. In fact, the C-reactive protein, an inflammation marker, is increased in association with TSH.
- Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) and TSH: The burning sensation, often in the lips or tongue, accompanied by numbness and discomfort, can be linked to various deficiencies, including Vitamin D, B, iron, zinc, and high TSH.
- TSH and Cancer: Did you know that certain types of thyroid cancer can be managed by keeping Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels completely suppressed? TSH is involved in a variety of cellular reactions, and researchers suspect it might also have a role in the development of various cancers, including melanoma.
Take Control – Test Your TSH: “Over a period of several years, I never saw a person whose TSH was over 2 microIU/ml who was comfortably healthy, and I formed the impression that the normal, or healthy, quantity was probably something less than 1.0.” – Dr. Ray Peat PhD
Empower yourself with knowledge! By testing your TSH levels, you take a proactive stance in understanding your body’s hormonal symphony. Uncover potential imbalances, address them early, and pave the way for a healthier, more balanced you.