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Question: Subclinical Hypothyroidism in a 25 year old male

 guhbuhjuh - Fri May 15, 2009 9:46 am


As the title states I am 25 years old and my doctor tells me I am borderline hypothyroid. I have no symptoms whatsoever and the subclinical diagnosis has not changed each time I have done a blood test to check my TSH levels in 6 month intervals (I have done 3 tests and again nothing has changed nor do I have symptoms). Since my last appointment which was a few days ago I've been doing some research on subclinical hypothyroidism and heart conditions and I keep reading that subclinical hypothyroidism is related to mild effects on cardio vascular function. My dr. tells me that this can happen but to older patients, he specifically mentioned that if I was older, 40 or so he would prescribe me medication. I'd like to confirm this, since I am 25 I have nothing to worry about regarding my heart? My doctor tells me I have absolutely nothing to worry about, should I get a 2nd opinion? I'd like to point out as well that my blood pressure is fine, I do not have high cholesterol, and again I have no symptoms. Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:20 am

User avatar Hello,Subclinical hypothyroidism is diagnosed in people with normal thyroid profile and with out clinical symptoms.The only abnormal feature here is an increased TSH which tells you that the piturary is trying to balance a possibly reducing thyroid by stimulating the gland.
Since your cholesterol levels are normal you may just be kept under obsevation with periodical repeat tests of TSH.
There would be no reason to worry.Feel free to discuss with your physician too.
Best wishes.

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