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Can you tell me for people (or rats) that have had their thyroid removedwould injections of trh increase/decrease/or not affect metabolism?

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Dr. Mark Burke answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

If treated appropriately a person would be given thyroid medicine (small pill once a day for life). Their hormone levels monitored and dose adjusted to an effective level. Once a patient has adequate thyroid hormone replacement, metabolism shouldn't be affected.

Answered Oct 7, 2017



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