Thyroid antibody is so high, what should I do?

In the outpatient department, we often meet some nervous women with physical examination reports to consult.

The thyroid function of the vast majority of people is within the normal range, but the thyroid antibody is obviously elevated. Looking at the indicators that exceed the normal range by more than ten times or even dozens of times, they are worried, unable to sleep at night, causing their flowers to turn pale, for fear that they are suffering from what’s incurable disease.

After being told that this kind of situation does not require taking medicine and injections, they are still not at ease, but in fact, most of the time they are worried too much.

Thyroid antibody is how to return a responsibility?

Anti-thyroglobulin antibody (TGAb) and anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) are the most commonly detected thyroid antibodies.

Elevated TGAb and TPOAb antibodies often indicate autoimmune thyroid diseases or Hashimoto thyroiditis.

Under normal circumstances, the human body does not have or only has very few thyroid antibodies, which act as a guard to protect the thyroid gland from damage. If these antibodies increase significantly, it is possible to attack and destroy the thyroid gland as a [enemy], resulting in the tragedy of one’s own beating one’s own.

When the thyroid gland is destroyed to a certain extent, abnormal thyroid function may occur, causing various symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

Of course, the degree of damage and attack time of this kind of attack vary from person to person, so even if there is elevated thyroid antibody, thyroid function abnormalities may not occur immediately, and sometimes it may not cause any discomfort for months or even years.

Can thyroid antibody rise be treated?

1. Normal thyroid function

For people with normal thyroid function, the impact on the body is very small. Even if the antibody is obviously increased, no special drug treatment is required. As long as the thyroid function is regularly reviewed under the guidance of doctors, B-ultrasound is sufficient.

Frequency of reexamination: at first, the interval can be shorter, and later the reexamination time can be appropriately extended according to the situation. If the disease condition is stable, reexamination can be considered once a year, or reexamination can be carried out at any time when obvious hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism symptoms occur.

However, even if there has been no abnormal situation, we cannot take it lightly. After all, thyroid problems may still occur in the future due to the obvious increase of antibody, so regular review is very important.

2. Thyroid dysfunction

If the thyroid function is abnormal and reaches the level requiring treatment, the specialist will use drugs according to the situation.

3. Preparedness for pregnancy, women during pregnancy

If it is a woman who is preparing for a recent pregnancy, even if the thyroid function is within the normal range, it is also necessary to focus on monitoring the indicator of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid hormone has a great influence on fertility and the intellectual development of the fetus. From the perspective of eugenics, TSH is preferably within 2.5 mIU/L.

Therefore, doctors will give more active treatment plans to women at this stage, and the control of indicators will be stricter. Moreover, once pregnant, thyroid function needs to be reviewed more frequently, and the specialist will consider the treatment plan according to the situation.

However, there is no need to be too nervous. Women with reproductive requirements can go to endocrinology specialists in time. As long as the relevant indicators are controlled within an appropriate range under the guidance of doctors, the impact on pregnancy and childbirth will be small.

No treatment is needed, so what should be paid attention to in life?

If it is only the increase of thyroid antibody, there are not too many requirements in general diet and life. It is enough to maintain healthy living habits. Attention should be paid to regular reexamination of thyroid function and thyroid B-ultrasound so as to detect possible thyroid abnormalities at an early stage.

If hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism already exists, regular treatment and reexamination are required under the guidance of specialists.

In recent years, due to people’s attention to physical examination and the improvement of physical examination items, more and more thyroid antibody elevation has been diagnosed. On the one hand, this reduces the missed diagnosis of diseases, but on the other hand, it also increases the concerns of sentimental women.

It is not uncommon for thyroid antibody to rise in women, so don’t be too nervous. These are generally benign lesions. Maintain a good state of mind and pay attention to regular reexamination.

It is good to find the problem early, we can take up the challenge prepared. I hope after reading the above text, you can deal with this problem more calmly.