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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? Thank you very much

Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much

Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read more

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Can you get hypothyroid symptoms from low levels of t3 (liothyronine) only? Would this be treated?

Can you get hypothyroid symptoms from low levels of t3 (liothyronine) only? Would this be treated?

Doubtful: The T3 (liothyronine) test is not as reliable as the free T4 test and it is not rare to see patients with somewhat low or high T3 (liothyronine) levels whose thyroid is working properly. If your total or free T4 and your TSH are normal I would not be concerned about your T3 (liothyronine). We mainly treat when TSH is elevated. ...Read more

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Can too much thyrooid hormone cause overheating?

Can too much thyrooid hormone cause overheating?

Yes: You can get high body temperature when overtreated with thyroid supplementation. ...Read more

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Confused with my thyroid. Does a goiter mean you are making too much thyroid, or mean you don't have enough thyroid?

Confused with my thyroid.  Does a goiter mean you are making too much thyroid, or mean you don't have enough thyroid?

Either: A goiter is a term used to describe the enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are many reasons why a thyroid will be enlarged. Sometimes, the enlargement will cause hyperthyroid (too much), sometimes hypothyroid (not enough) and sometimes it has no effect on the function of the thyroid at all. You need a blood test to know what the enlargement (goiter) is causing. ...Read more

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I'm on levothyroxine. Can you tell me about T3 (liothyronine) replacement for many persistent hypothyroid symptoms even with normal TSH blood test results?

I'm on levothyroxine. Can you tell me about T3 (liothyronine) replacement for many persistent hypothyroid symptoms even with normal TSH blood test results?

How normal is normal: 1st things 1st. How normal is your tsh? Just below upper limit of normal? Or below 2? There are some studies suggesting that some people respond better to desiccated porcine thyroid rather than levothyroxine. However, you didn't specify your hypothyroid symptoms, many of which overlap w/taking propanolol, wellbutrin (bupropion) ; vyvanse. Talk to your doc about switching or increasing dose w/close monitoring. ...Read more

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Will too little Armour Thyroid cause dizziness?

Hypothryroidism: Low thyroid function can cause dizziness, and of course, a variety of additional issues. Easy to check levels with a blood test. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could hypothyroidism cause high calcium in blood or its just hyperthyroid?

Please tell me, could hypothyroidism cause high calcium in blood or its just hyperthyroid?

Not usually: Hypercalcemia (High calcium in the blood) is seen in just a few people with hyperthyroidism. It it not normally seen in people with with hypothyroidism. Are you confusing hyperthyroidism with hyperPARAthyroidism? The parathyroid glands are the main controllers of calcium levels, and are usually right next to the thyroid. Hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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Total thyroidectomy 1/15 I lost 18 lbs .Can you have hyperthyroid symptoms if too much Levrothroxine? Want to loose 10 more. Advice or symptoms?

Total thyroidectomy 1/15  I  lost  18 lbs .Can you have hyperthyroid symptoms if too much Levrothroxine?  Want to loose 10 more. Advice or symptoms?

Yes: If the thyroid dose is too high, you can be hyperthyroid even though you have had a thyroidectomy. It's not a good idea to lose weight thru thyroid med. It hurts your heart, bone, muscles... ...Read more

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What are the signs that you get too much or too little potassium?

What are the signs that you get too much or too little potassium?

K: Too much-you die. Too little you die. so need more details. I specialize in K problems. And here for another 2 hours for 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, could a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

If you are hypothyroid, could a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more

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What can be done if you produce too much progesterone?

What can be done if you produce too much progesterone?

Progesterone sources: Progesterone comes from both the ovary and adrenal gland as sources, and if a MD has determined that it is too high then the adrenal gland should be evaluated for a cause. The ovaries provide high progesterone normally during pregnancy and rarely produce a progesterone secreting tumor, but it should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Saliva tests and symptoms show low functioning adrenal glands, but how to know if there is need for hormonal medications such as hydrocortisone?

Work with your Dr: The accuracy of the salivary test results are depended on many factors including timing of the test and type of assay used. If your Dr determines the results are truly low, additional testing is needed to determine if due to primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. Work with your doctor or endocrinologist and do not start hydrocortisone until then. ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more

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Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?

Can taking too much Synthroid (thyroxine) plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?

Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more

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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