Doctor insights on:
How Do I Activate My Thyroid Gland
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
TSH test: A simple blood test.Get a more detailed answer ›
My pituitary gland doesn't work well, so i take substitutional hydrocortison and growth hormone. What if the pit. Gland recovers, how do I notice?
Not challenging: Depending upon the etiology of the low pituitary issues, the gland may improve functionally, but could conceivably could also slightly deteriorate over time. Yet by checking pituitary reserve blood studies, determinations of hormonal needs can be adjusted and stabilized. Anticipate that your doctors will stay ahead of this and modify your therapies, prn, and instruct when to phone. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause Graves Disease. It can be treated with ant thyroid medications like methimazole preferable or propylthiouracil or radio iodine ablative therapy. Treatment usually by an endocrinologist or experinced Internal medicine doctor. Symptoms of tachycardia could be relieved with betablockers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Carbimazole (or its active metabolite, methimazole) can be used to treat hyperthyroidism (Graves' or hyper nodule(s)). It will NEVER cure hyper nodules, although it can control them indefinitely. There is a chance of curing Graves' disease, although the cure rate is only on the order of 50% after 2 years of treatment. As long as thee no adverse side effects, the drug can be used indefinitely. ...Read more
How can I make my pituatry gland work well? Will it help regulate my periods and getting rid of pcos...
I have no: Doubts that you pituitary is working just fine. If you have irregular menses and pcos you are almost certainly overweight and Insulin resistant. Diet, exercise and weight loss is essential. Metforfmin may help reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses -- and possibly restore fertility in many women. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
I have hypothryodism and take Synthroid (thyroxine)...If I take Niacin 500mg does if interfere with my condition? Don't want my thyroid to got back to being slow
I don't think so: There is a HUGE list of medications which interact with Synthroid, (thyroxine) but I could not find niacin on it. Certainly there are other cholesterol lowering medications which should be taken cautiously or avoided when taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) but niacin seems to be ok. 500 mg is a relatively low dose so start there and see how it goes. If get flushing, talk with MD about taking low dose aspirin to prevent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be a risk: If your thyroid level is low, talk to your doctor immediately about beginning replacement and following the level over time. Make sure you're dealing with a low "thyroid level" rather than a low "tsh" which is not uncommon during early pregnancy and often normalizes without intervention. ...Read more
Blood work: Your doctor can order these blood tests. ...Read more
Treatment options...: If you are a woman, hormonal intervention may help. Possibilities include oral contraceptives or a pill called spironolactone. If there is a lot of acne, Isotretinoin (accutane) can help. A laser-like treatment called "photodynamic therapy" can damage the oil glands and decrease oil production. Botox is now being used to decrease oilyness, but its expensive. ...Read more
Thyroid Rx working?: 1) your symptoms should improve. 2) your labs should improve and hopefully, be boosted to optimal levels as a function of the thyroid medication regimen you are on. ...Read more
Exercise: Metabolism can be helped by increasing exercise, irrespective of your thyroid status. A combination of aerobic and strength training works best. Aim to do exercise every single day, rain or shine, at an intensity that makes you sweat and feel a bit breathless. Cutting back on calories (and carbs) will also help. I know its difficult to lose weight, so do it a day at a time. Good luck! ...Read more
Why does my thyroid meds cause my constant heartburn/indigestion to disappear?When I don't take my thyroid meds,I can't even drink water w/o having it
Why would you miss: ...taking any doses of a critical drug like thyroid supplement? In answer to your question, when the thyroid doesn't produce a sufficient amount of hormones (thus requiring your prescribed thyroid replacement hormone), the lower esophageal sphincter may not function correctly, thus promoting reflux. ...Read more
Unclear: If you're talking about type one diabetes, the one when your body makes no insulin, then what probably happened was your immune system was exposed to something (maybe a virus) that looked to it like the cells in your pancreas. It then started mistakenly treating those pancreatic cells like an illness it needed to get rid of. Type 2 is something else entirely. Bottom line: you didn't cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How can i activate my multifidus muscle?
- How to activate your thyroid?
- How do i know if my thyroid is enlarged?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How many thyroid glands do we have?
- How to activate the pituitary gland through yoga?
- My thyroid gland is swollen
- What vitamin can i take for my underactive thyroid gland?
- Talk to a endocrinologist online for free