Thyroid Gland and Metabolic Rate analysing Lab Results Question

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  1. Kat92

    Kat92 Student (BDemCare, BBeSt). Hopeful for JMP 2020

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    Hi Guys,

    I am just wanting to make sure that am on the right sort of track in correctly analysing the lab results below, see under dashed line, from a weekly question for a Human Bioscience course:

    My thoughts:
    * I think that the patient has Hypothyroidism- due to high TSH level of 17.2 mlU/L, low T4 of 5 pmol/L.
    * TSH is elevated in this case as it could mean an underactive thyroid. I predict that the TRH levels would be elevated at first and then go to normal, as increased levels of TSH, in turn, stimulate the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone, thereby returning the level of thyroid hormone in the blood back to normal.
    * The thyroid gland acts as a thermostat for our body, as it helps to regulate heat. People with hypothyroidism are prone to having low body temperatures and cold intolerance. Weight gain with hypothyroidism is attributable to excess accumulation of salt and water and significant slowing down of the person's metabolism.

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    REPORT: SEROLOGY REPORTS

    REPORT: BLOOD EXAMINATION

    Date: 16/11 Time: 0830

    BLOOD COUNT

    Patient Result

    Hb- 131 g/L

    HCT- 0.42 L/L


    REPORT: SERUM CHEMISTRY

    Date: 16/11 Time: 0830

    Patient Result

    Glucose (fasting)- 5.0 mmol/L

    T4 (free)- 5 pmol/L

    TSH- 17.2 mIU/L


    REPORT: URINARY ANALYSIS 24 HOUR SAMPLE

    Date: 16/11 Time: 0930

    Patient Result

    Iodine- 135 µg/L
     
  2. iStudent

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    Ya I think so too?
    Probably Hashimoto's
     

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