Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels and age

René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Do thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels change with age? Should we use different criteria to diagnose and treat hypothyroidism in the elderly?

René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez: Now we know for sure that happens. Definitely TSH varies and elevates with age. It has been suggested, even though we do not have a clear cutoff, that in patients above 65 or 70 years of age, probably the cutoff is between 7 and 8 mIU/L. I think definitely these patients will not need to be treated when they are in that range.

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