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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Please tell me how long it takes for thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

Please tell me how long it takes for thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

When you take...: thyroid medication, you should not have eaten for 2 hours beforehand, and you should not eat for 1 hour afterward. Hoep this helps. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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How long can it take thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

How long can it take thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

Absorption time: Absorption time of levothyroxine from the gut is reportedly within 20-30 minutes of ingestion (mainly absorbed via the small intestine). Of course, there are many variables that can affect such timing including the gut transit time, acidity of the stomach and type of food/liquid co-ingested or present in the GI tract during time of ingestion. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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What usually happens if someone takes too much thyroid hormone every day?

What usually happens if someone takes too much thyroid hormone every day?

Many things: Short term you can get palpitations, muscle shaking, more bowel movements, can't sleep, sweating more, weight loss, irritability, feeling hot, headache...Long term you can get osteoporosis (weakened bone), heart rhythm abnormalities, enlarged heart... ...Read more

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Dr. David Geffner
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Can you take thyroid hormone to boost your weight loss?

Can you take thyroid hormone to boost your weight loss?

No: Unless the weight loss you want is from muscle. Thyroid wastes muscle, not fat mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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I have low thyroid hormone what can I take to get pregnant ?

Depends: If that is your only medical problem, you should probably be taking a thyroid supplement. Your chances for conceiving should be good. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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What symptoms will happen if u have too much thyroid hormone?

What symptoms will happen if u have too much thyroid hormone?

Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms include heart racing, skipped beats, weight loss, anxiety, heat-intolerance, sweatiness and insomnia. ...Read more

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Thyroid hormone after a body scan when to restart it?

Thyroid hormone after a body scan when to restart it?

Ok to restart: Once the scan is finished, you can resume your previous regimen. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Is a mild elevation of thyroid hormone harmful?

Is a mild elevation of thyroid hormone harmful?

It Could Be: One thyroid hormone lab result is a proverbial window in time. No way to know without following up on that test. It could be normal , the same, lower, or higher when checked again in the context of other thyroid tests, including thyroid antibodies. ...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


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