What is TSH

TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, is necessary to the human body to regulate the production of thyroid hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine). Hormones "thyroid" engaged in the regulation of metabolism, responsible for the digestive system, heart and blood vessels, the Central nervous system.

TSH is produced in the pituitary gland. Disorders of the pituitary gland can cause a decrease or increase in the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone. Elevated levels of TSH leads to hyperthyroidism.

Reasons for high TSH levels

Increased concentration of TSH may be due to pituitary tumors, congenital anomalies of the thyroid gland, adrenal insufficiency, to act as a syndrome of mental illness or be a result of lead poisoning. In addition, increased levels of thyroid stimulating hormone can cause the use of such medications like "Furosemide", "Motilium", "Propranolol", "Atenolol", "Amiodarone", lithium salts, etc.

For men and women normal TSH levels vary. For example, in women during pregnancy high TSH is not considered a deviation from the norm.

How to lower TSH

To find out the cause of a high TSH concentration, is required to undertake a comprehensive study of the body. In some cases, the increase in TSH levels is associated with a history of surgical operations (for example, removal of the gallbladder) or may be due to treatments (e.g., hemodialysis).

The high concentration of TSH in the blood causes a series of symptoms. The person begins to experience General weakness, lethargy, had sleep disorders.

Lower TSH levels and relieve symptoms of hyperthyroidism by using of the hormone thyroxine. Now in medicine it is used synthetic thyroxine, and previously used drugs based on thyroid gland of animals.

Treatment of hyperthyroidism should start with small doses of thyroxine and gradually increasing them until the blood content of thyroid-stimulating hormone will not give a normal result.

In addition to thyroxine, to reduce the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone can be used the drugs based on iodine and tiamazola.

In folk medicine, there are no specific plants for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Relieve the symptoms of elevated TSH using drugs charges on the basis of Angelica, licorice, Rhodiola, celandine and elecampane.