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What is TSH?

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland located in the skull base and secreted into the blood stream to affect the thyroid gland. TSH attaches to receptors in the thyroid gland and stimulates the gland to produce more thyroid hormone. TSH is measured with a simple blood draw. TSH levels should be 0.4-4.0 milli-international units per liter. A low number signifies hyperthyroidism while a high number signifies hypothyroidism.

January is Thyroid Disease Awareness Month. Make it a priority this month to get your thyroid checked. Contact Allied ENT Specialty Center at 574-232-4800 to make an appointment.

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