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Pls help understand results re antibodies

Hello - I've just been told I have thyroid TPO antibodies at 95 (top end of range is 75) and TSH of 3.09 but I didn't get any other levels.

rhumatologist has asked GP to retest in 6 months and said I may or may not develop a thyroid disorder. From my research it seems it would be Hashimotos?

I've read conflicting advice online that either this result means i have got hashimotos but elsewhere i may or may not develop it.

My symptoms are feeling very cold hair game lling out and tiredness but I have lots of other health conditions including small intestine bacterial overgrowth which seems to have led to vitamin d and b12 deficiency. But I am very underweight and I thought it's normal to be overweight with Hasmitotos?

If anybody could shed some light I would be really grateful. Is there anything I should be doing to help myself?

Thank you

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I also had a low BMI with Hashimoto's. There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Treatment is for the low thyroid levels it causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies and it will probably delay progression to hypothyroidism.

TSH 3.09 indicates your thyroid is beginning to struggle but NHS won't usually diagnose hypothyroidism until TSH is over range (usually >5 or 6).


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