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What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

What is thyroid stimulating hormone?

Thyroid regulator : It's the hormone from the pituitary gland that makes the thyroid work harder. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

No: Some probiotics, taken at the same time as a thyroid pill might increase TSH by interfering with the pills absorption. ...Read more

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What is thyroid hormone replacement?

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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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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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxine for the treatment of hypothyroidism and discourage the use of dessicated (dried) animal thyroid. ...Read more

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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

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Hyper thyroid best med?

Tapazole (methimazole): Methimazole (tapazole) is preferred over ptu (propylthiouracil). Ptu (propylthiouracil) should be used only in first trimester of pregnancy, tapazole should be used all other times. ...Read more

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Is a natural hormone like "armour" better to use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

Is a natural hormone like "armour" better to  use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

Thyroid: It depends on the individual. Armour thyroid is different from the other two because it has T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in a 1:4 ratio. The other 2 only have t4. Your prescriber will look at your blood test and determine which medicine based on your levels are a best fit. ...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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Which is better for hypothyroid, levothyroxine or Armour Thyroid without weight gain?

Which is better for hypothyroid, levothyroxine or Armour Thyroid without weight gain?

Depends: Depends on how well you are converting T4 to t3 (liothyronine). It you are converting too much T4 to reverse t3 (liothyronine), you may be better off on armour. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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How to control thyroid naturaly?

How to control thyroid naturaly?

Take the: Prescribed medication to keep your blood levels normal. That's the "natural" thing to do. There are no magic foods, herbs, supplements or anything else that will help. ...Read more

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Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid and causes the thyroid to make T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The thyroid hormones (T4, T3 (liothyronine)) target other organs (heart, CNS, GI, etc), but not really other glands, so are not really tropic hormones. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements to help cure an underactive thyroid?

Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth. ...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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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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