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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

Dr. John Landi
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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


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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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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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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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I have autoimmune issues - had thyroidectomy, take thyroid hormone replacement - is an IR sauna safe for me?

I have autoimmune issues - had thyroidectomy, take thyroid hormone replacement - is an IR sauna safe for me?

IR sauna: Unlikely that you would have a problem, but read the following article that I found interesting, and confer with your doctor if in doubt, best wishes
http://www. The-infrared-sauna-effect. Com/dangers-of-the-infrared-sauna. Html ...Read more

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What does thyroid hormone suppression involve?

What does thyroid hormone suppression involve?

Thyroid suppression: Answer: taking enough thyroid hormone so that your thyroid gland itself stops producing it and pumping it out. There are multiple drugs that can be used: levothyroxine, cytomel, armour thyroid, naturethroid, and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) (which is currently unavailable in the us). ...Read more

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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 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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What doesparathyroid have to do with thyroid hormone?

What doesparathyroid have to do with thyroid hormone?

Not much: Aside from their close location, really not much else in common. They do different functions. ...Read more

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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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Why does thyroid hormone cause exophthalmos?

Why does thyroid hormone cause exophthalmos?

Exophthalmos: It does not. Graves disease which is associated with prominent eyes causes antibodies to inflame the surrounding tissues around the eyes. Graves also causes antibodies to stimulate the thyroid causing hyperthyroidism. It is not the high thyroid hormone levels that cause eye prominence. ...Read more

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What is essential for normal synthesis of thyroid hormone?

What is essential for normal synthesis of thyroid hormone?

Thyroid: I would start your search by going online to Yahoo Images and type in Thyroid Hormone. You will find a number of illustrations that should help you.

You can also get more details by simply putting in thyroid hormone at the top - mot imaging - and you will find some interesting reading matter. ...Read more

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Doesn't a thyroidectomy reduce thyroid hormone in the body?

Yes: Depending on how much thyroid tissue is removed, patients may need thyroid hormone replacement after surgery. Sometimes only half of the gland is removed, for example if there is concern a nodule is a cancer. These patients may not need thyroid hormone replacement. Also with goiter sometimes some of thyroid gland is left behind on purpose. More recently the entire gland is frequently removed. ...Read more

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What are the therapeutic effects of thyroid hormone replacement?

What are the therapeutic effects of thyroid hormone replacement?

Many: Thyroid hormone replacement is needed to treat hypothyroidism. Patient with hypothyroidism can have fatigue, dry skin/nails, constipation, lack of focus, weight gain...Appropriate replacement of thyroid hormone will raise your level back to a normal level and can alleviate some of the above symptoms. ...Read more

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Is tyrosine included in thyroid hormone replacement?

Is tyrosine included in thyroid hormone replacement?

Almost never.: I do not dso this and I have never seen it done, although some "shaman" may do this! Not necessary, really. ...Read more

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Is thyroid hormone the same as thyroxine?

Is thyroid hormone the same as thyroxine?

Thyroxine is a type: The thyroid gland secretes two types of hormones: thyroxine (t4) and triiodothyronine (t3), but it produces T4 at much higher levels than t3. When treating thyroid hormone deficiency, your physician may prescribe levothyroxine (which is oral tablet of t4), liothyronine (oral formulation of t3), or combinations of such, or even dessicated (dried) pig thyroid as replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Did a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. Is this high?

Yes: Your TSH level is higher than normal and suggests thyroid deficiency. Please consult with your doctor to see if thyroid supplementation is warranted. ...Read more

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I had a thyroid hormone test. My third generation TSH was 6.71. is this high?

Yes: Complete the test with free hormone measurements and thyroid antibodies. Once you know the full picture, then you can treat. ...Read more

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How is tyrosine related to thyroid hormone?

How is tyrosine related to thyroid hormone?

Thyroid synthesis: Thyroglobulin is a protein in the thyroid. It contains many copies of the amino acid tyrosine. Iodine gets added to the tyrosine, and then this tyrosine gets liberated from the thyroglobulin, released into blood, and this iodinated tyrosine is thyroid hormone. But don't think you can cure hypothyroid by eating tyrosine because the body synthesizes tyrosine quite well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the body maintain thyroid hormone levels?

H-P-T axis: Hi. It's an interplay in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (H-P-T) axis. The hypothalamus secretes thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), which stimulates the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to take up iodine, organify, make, and release thyroid hormones (mostly T4, but a little T3 (liothyronine) too). The thyroid hormones feed back to suppress TRF & TSH. ...Read more

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I would like to know would the thyroid hormone levels be high or low after delivery in a woman?

Either way: There is a very common condition called "post partum thyroiditis". It can cause fluctuations in your thyroid function leading to both high and low hormone levels. Sometimes it requires medication, but sometimes it levels out on its own. You may need to consult with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have complete thyroidectomy 14 years ago I'm currently on thyroid hormone but my level is. 049 is that normal?

I have complete thyroidectomy 14 years ago I'm currently on thyroid hormone but my level is. 049 is that normal?

Unsure: What level is 049...I assume it's your TSH..... The levels to evaluate in patients on thyroid REPLACEMENT therapy are the t-4 and t-3 depending upon the kind of thyroid hormone you are taking PLUS HOW YOU FEEL and LOOK CLINICALLY!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?

No: Myxedema is due to low thyroid function. If your thyroid tests are normal you do not have myxedema. You need to discuss with your physician other options ...Read more

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What is thyroid hormone replacement?

Simple treatment: Years ago we found that once daily thyroid hormone supplements could help those with a low functioning or nonfunctioning thyroid gland. The expected dose for age/size is prescribed and the effect is monitored by simple blood tests. Occasional increases or decreases in the daily dose is made if blood tests show the need. ...Read more

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Can macrobiotics replace or wean me from thyroid hormone pills?

No: Macrobiotics do not replace thyroid replacement. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a high thyroid hormone levels be a cause of dizziness like vertigo??

Yes: Get it under control, high thyroid causes heart to race, sweats, weight loss, high bp, bone loss and more. Low thyroid causes weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, high cholest. And more, see an endocrinologist if your dr. Doesn't get the tsh under control it takes 6 weeks to adjust the medicine, levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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When should I go for thyroid hormone blood test if ttc?

When should I go for thyroid hormone blood test if ttc?

Now: Before ttc, you should have a thyroid test to make sure there is no thyroid problem. If there is, you would want to treat it to improve your chance of conceiving. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect do antacids have on thyroid hormone pills?

I'm wondering what effect do antacids have on thyroid hormone pills?

Antacids interfere: With thyroid hormone absorption. Thyroid should be taken on an empty stomach. Also avoid taking iron, calcium, or vitamins at the same time as thyroid. ...Read more

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Is being overmedicated with thyroid hormone called Thyrotoxicosis, or is this a different condition?

Thyroid meds toxic?: 31 F from unknown part of US, of unknown ethnicity, disease history medication background asks: can taking too much thyroid cause Ttoxicosis. ANS: Yes. ...Read more

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Why hand is shaking since I was 12. I checked my thyroid hormone level is normal...

Familial, essential: There is a normal tremor which get worse with weakness or nervousness--there is also a familial, action tremors which runs in families---among other tremors. ...Read more

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Can thyroid hormone medicine make your hair weak?

Maybe ;): The thyroid hormone medicine should not affect your hair directly. However, if your dosage is low, it can indeed affect your hair, as well as cause many other symptoms. If you are having such a problem, some lab tests with your primary doctor should help identify the problem. If you are taking thyroid hormone, you should have your levels checked at least yearly. ...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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Is SGPT, LDL and thyroid hormone all three are interrelated? I am hypothyroid with LDL 220, SGPT 80

Maybe...: ...but you haven't provided any other medical information about underlying conditions, your circumstances, medications, exposure risks, genetic syndromes (if any) and predispositions. Its conceivable you just have unrelated or loosely-related hepatitis, high cholesterol, and thyroid disease. No way to accurately advise you further without more data. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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