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What does the thyroid gland do?

What does the thyroid gland do?

Endocrine Gland: It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90% T4 and 10 to 20 %T3.
These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body
it is located in the neck.
It also controls body's temperature ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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What happens when a thyroid gland grows back?

Why was it removed?: You need to address the issue of why it was removed in the first place. Was it hyperthyroid? Nodules? Cancer? There are lots of issues and it is best you sort this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

What will happen if the thyroid gland is removed?

Thyroidectomy: If all/most of the gland is removed, you will become hypothyroid, which is easily treated with levothyroxine, and you will feel fine. Potential complications of surgery is removal of the parathyroids, or damage to the nerve to the vocal cords, but this is uncommon when performed by a surgeon who does this procedure regularly. ...Read more

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What does grossly homogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does grossly homogeneous thyroid gland mean?

No nodules: No lumps or bumps. Sort of filler-language to reassure. Most thyroids are grossly homogeneous. ...Read more

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What are the normal measurements of thyroid gland?

What are the normal measurements of thyroid gland?

Everyone differs: There are standard ranges of normal, but many, many patients feel better when they're treated not by the numbers, but by their symptoms. Google "stop the thyroid madness" for more info. Weird name, helpful site. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid gland?

Endocrine Gland: It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3.
These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body
it is located in the neck. ...Read more

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Why thyroid gland is unique? Please I need the answer as soon as...

Why thyroid gland is unique? Please I need the answer as soon as...

Thyroid: Please go online and look up all the information you need to see if your thyroid is or is not abnormal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if my thyroid gland has being removed?

Need levothyroxine: You need to replace thyroid hormone with levothyroxine. The dose varies, but it is relatively easy to adjust and it should not affect your other life functions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

Hypothyroidism?: Symptoms may include:
fatigue
increased sensitivity to cold
constipation
dry skin
unexplained weight gain
puffy face
hoarseness
muscle weakness
elevated blood cholesterol level
muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
thinning hair
slowed heart rate
depression
impaired memory. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

How is calcitonin found in the thyroid gland?

Adjacent: Parafollicular cells manufacture calcitonin. They are adjacent to follicular cells and not actually part of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands are also located on the thyroid gland but aren't part of the thyroid. Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin help regulate calcium balance in the body. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

What could be the cause of an enlarged thyroid gland?

Goiter: Enlarged gland is usually due to inflammation. This is commonly an antibody reaction against your thyroid called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or hashimotos disease. In some cases goiter is due to masses, cysts or nodules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

SymptomsHypothyroidi: Symptoms of the under active thyroid,
symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory
symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. ...Read more

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How can my thyroid gland have a nodule, but I can't feel it?

How can my thyroid gland have a nodule, but I can't feel it?

Size: If it's small and centrally located, you might not feel it. Ultrasound is the best way to "pick up" or detect these small nodules. ...Read more

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Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Does methamphetamines affect the thyroid gland?

Ambiguous: Not specifically, But it will affect all the functions in your body that are affected by thyroid hormone. Why do you ask? What are your specific concerns? ...Read more

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What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

3 of 'em: Hi. The actual thyroid hormones, T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine, a.k.a. liothyronine), and a hormone that appears not to have a role in human physiology, calcitonin. So the only ones that matter are T4 and T3. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

Describe symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland?

A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people, prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform, tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more

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What happens when the thyroid gland is underactive?

Hypothyroidism: Low levels of thyroid hormone can result from a "sick" underproducing thyroid gland (thyroid disease) or a normal thyroid gland that is being under-stimulated by the pituitary gland; releasing sub-optimal amounts of thyroid stimulating hormones. Symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, skin drying, constipation, as well as many other less common features. ...Read more

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Will an enlarged thyroid gland make you less feminine?

Enlarged thyroid: No it does not make you look less feminine. It just shows up as a bump in the neck and is as big as the mass is. Good luck. ...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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Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects.?

Any body know about thyroid gland removal side effects.?

Hypothyroidism: If the whole thyroid gland is removed, then the person need to take thyroid hormone to replace the thyroid function. Thyroid hormone is effective and very safe. Rarely, the operation can damage the nerve that controls the vocal cord. The parathyroid glands scan be damaged and cause a low blood calcium. This can be corrected with oral calcium. These are complications rather than side effects. ...Read more

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What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

Mainly T4: Thyroid produces T4 which get converted to T3 (liothyronine) and is the active form. Thyroid itself also produced t3 (liothyronine). Thyroid also produces calcitonin which is involved in the regulation of calcium, . ...Read more

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Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Can having my thyroid gland removed affect my voice at all?

Slight chance: One of the risks of thyroid surgery is injuring the nerve to the vocal cord. This can result in hoarseness. However, for an experienced thyroid surgeon, injuring that nerve is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about thyroid gland removal and its side effects?

Complicated....: More than can be explained in 400 characters. Talk to a good surgeon. Most who have partial thyroidectomy don't need thyroid replacement. All who have total thyroidectomy need long term hormone replacement. Risk of parathyroid issues with total; this requires long term calcium replacement. Managed carefully, most folks don't have too much difficulty regulating their postop hormone issues. ...Read more

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What would experts say about "lump" I have above the thyroid gland?

Cartilage: You are probably feeling your "adam's apple", or other cartilage of your neck. Most people cannot feel their thyroid unless it gets quite large, or has a big nodule. Check it out with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, what does bosselated thyroid gland mean?, thanks for cooperation

Hello Dr, what does bosselated thyroid gland mean?, thanks for cooperation

Bosselated thyroid: This term refers to the texture of the gland and it means the surface of the gland feels like chicken skin with tiny lumps. I'll have to admit I haven't felt many bosselated glands but they usually occur in persons with thyroid atrophy from age or disease. ...Read more

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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