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What are the kinds of thyroid hormones they check?

What are the kinds of thyroid hormones they check?

Thyroid: It depends who "they" are. Most primary care doctors only check thyroid function - t4, freet4, tsh. Endocrinologists would also likely check antibodies against thyroid -- tpo, thyroglobulin antibody, TSH receptor antibody or tsi.

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Is there a serious problem if I need thyroid hormones?

Is there a serious problem if I need thyroid hormones?

Thyroid: Probably not; however, you should be evaluated by a physician.

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Could you tell me what are normal levels of thyroid hormones ?

Could you tell me what are normal levels of thyroid hormones ?

See below: The website given below provides useful information. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is usually the person with most information to do that. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/labtests/thyroid.aspx.

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What are the usual thyroid issues that leave you with unbalanced thyroid hormones?

SURE: There are multitudes of books on thyroid problems. If you have a specific question, ask your dr. If you're scard that there's something wrong the best move is to find out.If there is, then you fix it. That's the ordinary way.

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How come I have high levels of thyroid hormones, but a disease that makes me low on hormones?

Different hormones: "low on hormones"... Do you mean estrogen/progesterone/reproductive hormones? If thyroid is overactive, this can cause menstrual irregularities and disrupt the pituitary-ovary cycle. Correcting the hyperthyroidism will likely correct the cycles, unless there is something else going on. See your endocrinologist.

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So thyroid hormones come through into breastmilk?

So thyroid hormones come through into breastmilk?

A very small: Amount is present in breast milk, whether you have your own thyroid secretion or are on replacement. It's in insignificant amount, and (if normal) baby makes it's own thyroid hormone and can easily adjust production to cover that received through feeding. Don't worry, the system works well by itself.

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Hi what's sth 2.380 is it that my stimulant thyroid hormones is good?

Hi what's sth 2.380 is it that my stimulant thyroid hormones is good?

Your Vital Systems: As noted, the normal range for level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in blood is between 0.3 and 3.0, TSH alerts the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. If your thyroid gland is under-active, your TSH levels will be high: TSH will "sound" louder & louder alerts 2 crank up your thyroid. Thyroid hormones help the body use energy, keep warm, keep vital organs/muscles working well.

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Please answer! what prevents halogen substitution in thyroid hormones?

Please answer! what prevents halogen substitution in thyroid hormones?

Thyroid and iodine: I found this question on some blogs; sounds like the kind of myth that springs up from a little knowledge and an axe to grind. The thyroid traps iodine to make t3 (liothyronine) and t4. It does not trap Fluoride or bromide. The amount of iodine in the diet is far more than the other halogens. I wonder if this comes from the people who continue to believe (against all evidence) that fluoridated water is bad.

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What side effects can I produce if I take thyroid hormones to lose weight ?

What side effects can I produce if I take thyroid hormones to lose weight ?

Worst case? Stroke: The amount of thyroid hormone that would need to be taken to induce a significant weight loss can predispose to type of heartbeat irregularity called atrial fibrillation which can lead to a stroke. It can also cause osteoporosis which increases the risk of fractures.

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What is the best way to take thyroid hormones and bisphosphonates? (timing?)

What is the best way to take thyroid hormones and bisphosphonates? (timing?)

First thing in AM: Thyroid hormone needs to be taken away from other medications or supplements, at least 30 minutes before breakfast. Biphosphonates, once a week or once a month has to be taken in the morning. Avoid eating, or lying down for 30 minutes after. Drink a full glass of plain water along with the pill.

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Can thyroid hormones be slightly low one day and normal the next and if so what does this indicate with goiter?

Thyroid: There is some variability about lab data. and slightly low and normal are both OK. What do you know about the goiter? Is it large? Has it been biopsied? Let me know if you can.

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Xanax (alprazolam) helps calm me, a friend told me it's cause I'm already high on thyroid hormones and it's why I don't get high on it. This true?

Xanax (alprazolam) helps calm me, a friend told me it's cause I'm already high on thyroid hormones and it's why I don't get high on it. This true?

Sedative : Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative and should calm you. Some people enjoy the way it makes them feel calm and a bit out of it, and begin abusing it. It is an addictive medication and should only be used as directed. Thyroid medication does not make you high. It can cause altered thinking in an overdose, but does not interact with Xanax (alprazolam).

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What does it mean to have a peripheral conversion problem with the thyroid hormones?

Low thyroid: There are 2 main thyroid hormones T4 (4 iodine molecules) & T3 (liothyronine) (3 iodine). T4 is not the active thyroid hormone & gets broken down to the active hormone free T3 (liothyronine) in the periphery or in the cells when needed. If we don't have right nutrients, we don't convert ft4 to ft3 instead it becomes reverse T3 (liothyronine) which blocks ft3 causing symptoms of low thyroid.

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Does seaweed help people lose weight by increasing the secretion of thyroid hormones?

No: Iodide in seaweed usually interferes with thyroid function. Rarely it might increase function acutely and cause loss of muscle weight.

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight after my thyroid hormones are balanced?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight after my thyroid hormones are balanced?

Insufficient info: You have not provided enough information for a proper answer. However, it is unlikely that you will lose weight, unless you are severly hypothyroid and are put on thyroid supplementation.

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Hi, I would like to know some of the effects that thyroid hormones have on the cells in the human body?

If this is a school: assignment, you will get far more info by using a search engine. Us doctors only have 400 characters to answer questions. If this wasn't done for school than forgive me - but if it is - please remember that the doctors on HealthTap are using our own time voluntarily to help people with medical issues - not to do school assignments for others.

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Albumin (Definition)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more


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Thyroid Hormones (Definition)

Thyroid hormones are the hormones produced by the thyroid gland in the front of a person's neck. The hormones travel through the blood to all parts of the body, and control or increase the metabolism in various parts of the body. Too much thyroid hormone is hyperthyroidism, and ...Read more