What is Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone?

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by your pituitary gland and is responsible for stimulating the thyroid to produce hormones. A change in your TSH level can be an early sign of a thyroid problem. 

Why is it included in the Balance Axis?

Tracking your TSH levels allows you to understand the health of your thyroid gland. The thyroid is an integral part of your endocrine system, secreting hormones such as T3 and T4 directly into the bloodstream. The thyroid gland's chief function is to regulate metabolism. 

How can I better understand my results?

Normal: 0.45- 5.33 uIU/mL

Where can I learn more?

Read more about TSH from the Cleveland Clinic here.