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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

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


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Can thyroid gland recover its normal function, if the gland totally lost its function, what dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken ?

Can thyroid gland recover its normal function, if the gland totally lost its function, what dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine)  should be taken ?

Check TSH: Your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level needs to be checked first, and accordingly start on a reasonable dosage of thyroid supplement ( synthroid), then needs close follow up to titrate your dosage. Once a reasonable and stable dosage is found, you still will need to monitor the level every 6 months. ...Read more

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What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

Answer: As long as the level of circulating thyroid remains normal , athletic function should be ok. ...Read more

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Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Antibodies: Some auto-antibodies sit on the thyroid cells and make them over produce thyroid hormone. Other autoantibodies can cause the exact opposite. ...Read more

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BP 130/80 in dr office. Pulse 70 bpm. Lost 13 pounds, exercising never had BP issues in past. No thyroid gland take Synthroid (thyroxine) 100 mcgs. BP ok?

BP 130/80 in dr office. Pulse 70 bpm. Lost 13 pounds, exercising never had BP issues in past. No thyroid gland take Synthroid (thyroxine) 100 mcgs. BP ok?

Not bad: a few points. 130 / 80 is probably the perfect blood pressure. Blood pressure trends upward with increaseing age (mainly the upper number). It varies over time and circumstance and seeing either the lowest or seeing all the numbers during a day is best way to judge. ...Read more

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No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

Thyroid: You don't normally remove the thyroid if it is underactive, you replace it with thyroxine, not sure what is your thyroid problem, and what are your side effects, but you need to discuss them with your doctor. An endocrinologist will be best equipped to treat your condition. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Excess iodine will: stimulate the thyroid gland to work harder. if you have not had total ablation, and assuming you have some residual however small synthetic activity in the glands, you will notice an increase in thyroid function with your Synthroid, (thyroxine) perhaps mild hyperthyroid symptoms as well. Please talk with your endocrinologist prior to taking supplements like these. ...Read more

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I'm 20wk preg. Having cold nodules on thyroid gland. Will go for biopsy. On thyroxine tablets. No swelling. Is it cancerous and hope baby is fine. ?

I'm 20wk preg. Having cold nodules on thyroid gland. Will go for biopsy. On thyroxine tablets. No swelling. Is it cancerous and hope baby is fine. ?

Pregnancy: Thyroid cancer in pregnancy is uncommon. Most thyroid cancers diagnosed during pregnancy can be observed until delivery. If there is a positive biopsy and aggressive clinical behavior (spread to lymph nodes) then surgery during the 2nd trimester might be considered. If this becomes the case, see a surgeon who has experience either this unique situation. ...Read more

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