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How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

Via the blood stream: Trh flows from the hypothalamus to the anterior(front) pituitary gland through a blood connection between them. ...Read more

Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

Mainly T4: Thyroid produces T4 which get converted to T3 (liothyronine) and is the active form. Thyroid itself also produced t3 (liothyronine). Thyroid also produces calcitonin which is involved in the regulation of calcium, . ...Read more

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How does the thyroid gland affect diabetes?

How does the thyroid gland affect diabetes?

Affect metabolism : It is a complex question. Briefly, low function of thyroid called hypothyroidism will slow down the using of glucose. If patient has diabetes, hypothyroidism may worsen diabetes, but patient with hypothyroidism may slow down intake of food, so the taking calories may decrease so the blood auger level may be even out. Vise visa hyperthyroidism may have the opposite effect. ...Read more

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How to know either it's from adrenal or pituitary gland that cause my hypocortisolism MRI pituitary normal. Acth level low.H/o exogenous steroid 2010.

How to know either it's from adrenal or pituitary gland that cause my hypocortisolism MRI pituitary normal. Acth level low.H/o exogenous steroid 2010.

Stimulate adrenals: Have your doctor do an adrenal stimulation test to check your adrenal response. Acth levels are often inaccurate and frequently not diagnostic. If you're on cortisone replacement already, it doesn't make much difference what the cause is, however your pituitary function can be analyzed one hormone at a time. Check w/an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What happens to TSH level when thyroid gland is removed?

What happens to TSH level when thyroid gland is removed?

It goes up: When the thyroid is removed, there is little or no thyroid hormone and the pituitary will increase TSH production until thyroid hormone replacement is taken. ...Read more

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What hormone does your thyroid glands normally produce?

T4 & T3 (liothyronine): The main hormone produced in thyroid gland is T4 up to 91%. The other hormone produced is T3 (liothyronine) which makes up the remaining 9%. ...Read more

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What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is not affected significantly by any of these. Calcitonin does not do much of anything in humans. When someone has a thyroidectomy, we don't give back calcitonin. ...Read more

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Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Many: Breast, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, ovaries and testes, and kidneys, bones muscles, metabolism of the whole body blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy affect the thyroid gland?

Does pregnancy affect the thyroid gland?

Yes: Hcg, a pregnancy hormone, stimulates the thyroid gland mildly, and some of the steroid hormones, like estradiol, increase thyroid binding proteins. Blood flow through the thyroid gland increases in pregnancy. The thyroid gland tends to work harder in pregnancy and needs more support. Iodine needs may be higher, and thyroid hormone levels should be monitored. ...Read more

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Does glutamine pouder affect my pituitary gland tumore or prolactine level or dopamine medicine?

Does glutamine pouder affect my pituitary gland tumore or prolactine level or dopamine medicine?

Do not think so: Eating glutamine powder would probably not affect your prolactin level, but it may affect absorption of your dopamine medication if you take it at the same time. If you use the powder, do not take it at the same time as the dopamine medicine, wait 30 minutes at least. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level of 0.06 uu/ml?

How dangerous is a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level of 0.06 uu/ml?

Not good: The exact answer depends on your general health, what other medical problems you current have, your age and the levels of the thyroid hormone ft4 and ft3. The cause of the low TSH is also important. In general, low TSH signifies hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is more dangerous than hypothyroidism. Death can occur with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How does the adrenocorticotropic hormone work?

How does the adrenocorticotropic hormone work?

ACTH: Acth is a hormone that works on a feedback system. It controls the release of cortisol, aldosterone and the adrenal steroids. It is released by the anterior pituitary to tell the adrenal glands to release the aldosterone and cortisol. ...Read more

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My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.

My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.

Hormonal supplement: Your doctor can take levels of your thyroid and supplement until it reaches a level that is considered normal for both T4 and t3 (liothyronine). Talk to your endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail. ...Read more

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Another test my 5 year can be tested for be sides pitutary gland and thyroid? My 5 year old daughter has been tested for pituitary gland and thyroid. Comes back negative since the age of 3. She is now close to 90 pounds. Very active and i watch what she e

Another test my 5 year can be tested for be sides pitutary gland and thyroid? My 5 year old daughter has been tested for pituitary gland and thyroid. Comes back negative since the age of 3. She is now close to 90 pounds. Very active and i watch what she e

There : There are many reasons for weight gain in both children and adults. Tests for the thyroid are simple to rule out hypothyroidism include free T4 and tsh. If she is not short for her age she does not likely have something called cushings syndrome which may be caused by a pituitary condition and which causes weight gain from eating a lot. I would suggest she visit with an endocrinologist and ideally a pediatric endocrinologist to check her out. The absence of a family history of weight problems does raise concern. ...Read more

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What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is not affected significantly by any of these. Calcitonin does not do much of anything in humans. When someone has a thyroidectomy, we don't give back calcitonin. ...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