Question by  DocZ (47)

Do thyroid levels fluctuate?


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

Thyroid levels are dynamic and can change throughout the day. Thyroid hormone is important for metabolism and metabolic needs change with circadian rhythm. Persistently high or persistently low levels need to be evaluated by a medical doctor as it may be a sign of something more serious such as hypo or hyperthyroidism.


Answer by  Annie82 (373)

Levels shouldn't fluctuate too much. Be sure to take your pill at the same time each day. Doctors adjust dosages until the right levels are achieved.


Answer by  nycgal (125)

They do fluctuate over time but not widely during the day like blood sugar levels do. This means that they do not need to measured on a daily basis.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Yes they do but they should always stay within certain peramiters. Otherwise you will need to see the doctor if yours is under active you will gain weight and won't be able to lose it if its over active you will lose weight and won't be able to gain any.


Answer by  sparksteacher (134)

Yes, thyroid levels fluctuate based on your weight, stress levels, and the types of medications you are taking. Your thyroid level should be tested regularly.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Thyroid levels can fluctuate, especially in older people. Menopause in women make their hormone levels fluctuate which can cause thyroid levels to go up and down as well. Being pregnant as well as taking certain prescription medicines, eating a lot of soy, or stopping or staring up on a calcium or iron supplement can cause thyroid fluctuation.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes they do. The levels go up and down according to what you eat and it ultimately depends on how much exercise you do. The more you do the better.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

If you get a regular check up this should be a part of your blood work. If you feel sluggish or your loosing your hair this is a sign.

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