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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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