Can Hypothyroid Cause Elevated Serotonin?

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A variety of factors affect the decision of whether to treat a patient for hypothyroidism, which dosage to begin with, and how rapidly treatment should be started or increased:

  • First, an elevated TSH (thyrotropin) level should be confirmed and thyroxine (T4) level determined. Other thyroid tests may also be helpful.
  • Measuring cholesterol levels is also important.

Doctors should also consider:

  • Age of the patient
  • Presence of other medical problems that may benefit from thyroid replacement...
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