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Managing Hypothyroidism Without Hormones
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
What are other conditions/diseases that mimic hypothyroidism? (my hormones were tested and i'm not menopausal)
One of your docs said people only grow taller in 40s if they have a hormonal problem. Can you please explain that condition? Acromegaly? Hypothyroid?
Can a hypothyroid(not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?
Not your thyroid: Some women get a puffy face while they are pregnant for unclear reasons which disappears within a few weeks after giving birth. If you had a thyroid problem severe enough to cause a puffy face it would have been detected by thyroid testing during your pregnancy. This is not a thyroid issue. ...Read more
When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?
I don't know: Which of your thousands of hormones you think need to be balanced. Correction of hypothyroidism with brand name T4 replacement normalizes your thyroid level and makes it like you didn't have a thyroid problem at all. After that, your other glands will respond as normally as they can. If you were entering into menopause, that process will continue naturally. ...Read more
TSH over 30: But over 4 is abnormal alreadyGet a more detailed answer ›
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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