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low t4 thyroid hormone what does this mean

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
There is: no "DIRECT" connection between thyroid gland output and t-4/t3 ratios and "female hormones" except that the BINDING of the hormone itself is altered b ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Normal: Your thyroid levels are normal. Despite what you may read on the internet or hear from "alternative" doctors, if your thyroid levels are normal, you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroxine is a type: The thyroid gland secretes two types of hormones: thyroxine (t4) and triiodothyronine (t3), but it produces T4 at much higher levels than t3. When tre ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: Yes.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
No: The way to think about this is thyroid hormones (plural) and not thyroid hormone (singular). Here's a nice image: http://pinterest.Com/pin/14235603819 ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
???: Usually we use TSH to titrate the synthroid (thyroxine) dose. There may be some confusion. Better double check with her internist. Good luck, your mo ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Either way: There is a very common condition called "post partum thyroiditis". It can cause fluctuations in your thyroid function leading to both high and low ho ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: But it takes time to recover losses from hypothyroidism. It's most serious consequence is in the newborn when undetected causing a cretin, a form of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly/depends,,,,: This may be reversed depending on how severe and long-standing the thyroid issue is and how good a person's circulation is. Strict adherence to thera ... Read More
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Dr. Molly Carlson
18 years experience Endocrinology
Over : Over 95% of thyroid nodules are benign. Therefore the risk of cancer is low, but can be increased in younger or older people, people with a family his ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly.: The TSH is normal so it might be a variation of normal or euthyroid. It also might be a developing thyroid condition, but there would be symptoms, lik ... Read More
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