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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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more