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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
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Please tell me how long it takes for thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
19 years in practice
832K people helped
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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
16 years in practice
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How long can it take thyroid hormone to go through the stomach?

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
16 years in practice
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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. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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What usually happens if someone takes too much thyroid hormone every day?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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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. Samuel Freedman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
4 years in practice
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How long after a partial thyroidectomy does a patient begin to feel the results of lesser thyroid hormone?

Dr. Samuel Freedman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
4 years in practice
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How long after a partial thyroidectomy does a patient begin to feel the results of lesser thyroid hormone?

PartialThyroidectomy: 4 to 6 weeks if at all. Most cases have no hypothyroidism as a result ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. David Geffner
Board Certified, Endocrinology
49 years in practice
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Can you take thyroid hormone to boost your weight loss?

Dr. David Geffner
Board Certified, Endocrinology
49 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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I have low thyroid hormone what can I take to get pregnant ?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Is band name levothyroxine works better than generic for thyroid hormone?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Is band name levothyroxine works better than generic for thyroid hormone?

Generic: Not much difference. Both work well.

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
4 years in practice
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What symptoms will happen if u have too much thyroid hormone?

Dr. Samuel Freedman
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Thyroid hormone after a body scan when to restart it?

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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Is a mild elevation of thyroid hormone harmful?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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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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