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Some day my insurance won't pay for growth hormone. When that happens, could igf1 from colostrum partially make up for it? Thank you.

Some day my insurance won't pay for growth hormone. When that happens, could igf1 from colostrum partially make up for it? Thank you.

No: Any Igf1 in breast milk would be broken down during digestion as would any other component of the milk. Only injected synthetic or real growth hormone has the potential to remain available for use. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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What does thyroid hormone suppression involve?

What does thyroid hormone suppression involve?

Thyroid suppression: Answer: taking enough thyroid hormone so that your thyroid gland itself stops producing it and pumping it out. There are multiple drugs that can be used: levothyroxine, cytomel, armour thyroid, naturethroid, and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) (which is currently unavailable in the us). ...Read more

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Is a mild elevation of thyroid hormone harmful?

Is a mild elevation of thyroid hormone harmful?

It Could Be: One thyroid hormone lab result is a proverbial window in time. No way to know without following up on that test. It could be normal , the same, lower, or higher when checked again in the context of other thyroid tests, including thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What doesparathyroid have to do with thyroid hormone?

Not much: Aside from their close location, really not much else in common. They do different functions. ...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. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a thyroid or sex hormone problem?

How can I know if I have a thyroid or sex hormone problem?

Blood work: History and physical exam are both important, but blood work is necessary because some of the symptoms overlap. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more