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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...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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Whats the role of the pituitary hormone follicle-stimulating hormone in males?

Whats the role of the pituitary hormone follicle-stimulating hormone in males?

Puberty & fertility: Regulates pubertal development & overall growth plus essential for fertility & sperm production.Fsh "matures" sperm producing cells in the testes. These cells, called spermatogonia, are stimulated to undergo meiotic division.This causes the full complement of 23 pairs chromosomes to split into 23 single chromosomes for the sperm nucleus.One of which is either an x or a y which determine fetal sex. ...Read more

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Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Yes but who cares?: This idea of taking "bio-identical" hormones is getting out of hand. While the concept is cute, it's not a recognized term. There are many good medications that are not bio-identical. Are there safer vs more harmful forms of T? Absolutely! Avoid oral T like the plague b/c liver risk. But whether you use cream, gel, patch or shot is up to you & your doc. Be sure to get labs monitored regularly. ...Read more

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Is there a bioidentical hormone of HGH?

Is there a bioidentical hormone of HGH?

It is possible: to obtain true human HGH from cadavers. However this has not been used anywhere in the world since 1985, according to Wikipedia. The HGH available now is recombinant HGH and is created in a lab. ...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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Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

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Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

Yes & no . . .: Depends upon what you're asking. While "bio-identical" is not a scientifically recognized phrase, concept makes sense: take things that are identical to what body produces. However, there are many commonly used medications that are not "bio-identical" so that really shouldn't be your guiding principle. Instead, ask about alternatives & what you hope to achieve. Re T, shots, patches & creams r good ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Thyroid: Cant tell without total thyroid hormone levels. Tsh being low usually implies hyperthyroid ism which may be sub-clinical or asymptomatic. It can cause fast heart rate, skipped beats, shakiness, tremor, weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, irregular menses, sweating, heat intolerance. ...Read more

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What kind of herbal or vegetables o lower the iodine produced by the overactive thyroid gland?

None: If you have an overactive thyroid, your thyroid gland is taking iodine from the blood stream and using it to make thyroid hormone. The thyroid is not producing iodine. Taking more iodine can make this worse. There are no herbal supplements known to decrease overproduction of thyroid hormone in this case, just medications. ...Read more

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What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

Maintains blood cal.: The main function of parathyroid hormone is to maintain a normal blood calcium level. It does this by released calcium from bones, reabsorbing claium in the kidneys and stimulating clacium absorption from the intestine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone?

Many symptoms: Parathyroid hormone is responsible for regulating calcium level in blood. The most common cause of hyperparathyroidism is a growth on your parathyroid gland causing overproduction of this hormone. If high, it will raise calcium level in your blood causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, kidney problems, bone pain, constipation, abdominal pain, psychological problems... ...Read more

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What nutrients are required for creation of luteinizing hormone and testosterone?

What nutrients are required for creation of luteinizing hormone and testosterone?

Many: My best recommendation to use is to have a very well balanced diet high in vegetable fiver and water. For most people, the well balanced diet gives you what you need. ...Read more

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

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 benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

Haven't seen them: Haven't seen women's birth control pills without hormones. Can you post another question, and include the name or the pills? Perhaps you are referring to mini-pills that contain one instead of two hormones? ...Read more

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What are healthy blood levels of estrogen when on hormone replacement therapy?

What are healthy blood levels of estrogen when on hormone replacement therapy?

Invalid: There is no validity to following blood estrogen levels in order to adjust the dosage of hormone replacement. At age 32, I would not expect that you should need hormone replacement, unless you went through early menopause or had surgical removal of your ovaries. In postmenopausal women the dose is adjusted based on symptoms (hot flashes, sleep issues), not blood levels. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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