Hi, can anybody tell me what it means if test shows high thyroglobulin antibodies please (72) . All others are well within range. Have been told I was borderline low t4 in past, but no treatment given. Had extensive thyroid bloods done privately, which showed high tgAB. I have symptoms of hypothyroidism including weight gain, significant hair loss, dry skin, tiredness, weakness etc. I also have palpitations which was also detectable via ecg and showed other abnormalities (being investigated at the moment) and have high cholesterol. Thank you.
High TGAB: Hi, can anybody tell me what it means... - Thyroid UK
High thyroglobulin antibodies means you are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's). There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine treatment is for the low thyroid levels it eventually causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies.
Hi, not a lot unfortunately. Saw an endocrinologist, who said until my TSH reaches 10, I can't have teatment. If anything, my tsh is very low at the moment <1 , so don't think, I'll ever have treatment. There's a chance due my tsh being so low, that the problem lies with my pituitary gland having looked at answers, and research, in which case it's unlikely my tsh will rise, but the endocrinologist won't accept it. I've started high strength biotin, and try to stick to gluten free when i can, but gluten free bread is rank! So slip occasionally when I have a sandwich with normal bread. Gluten free pasta, and various sauces are nice, so they're not a problem. It has helped a bit, energy wise, but still tire easily, have significant hair loss, which is also dry and straw like, dry skin, weight that won't budge etc. Hope you find a more sympathetic and understanding Dr. Best wishes xx