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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. Olav Jaren
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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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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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What is essential for normal synthesis of thyroid hormone?

Thyroid: I would start your search by going online to Yahoo Images and type in Thyroid Hormone. You will find a number of illustrations that should help you. You can also get more details by simply putting in thyroid hormone at the top - mot imaging - and you will find some interesting reading matter. ...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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Can you tell me how the body maintain thyroid hormone levels?

Can you tell me how the body maintain thyroid hormone levels?

H-P-T axis: Hi. It's an interplay in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (H-P-T) axis. The hypothalamus secretes thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), which stimulates the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to take up iodine, organify, make, and release thyroid hormones (mostly T4, but a little T3 (liothyronine) too). The thyroid hormones feed back to suppress TRF & TSH. ...Read more

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I would like to know would the thyroid hormone levels be high or low after delivery in a woman?

Either way: There is a very common condition called "post partum thyroiditis". It can cause fluctuations in your thyroid function leading to both high and low hormone levels. Sometimes it requires medication, but sometimes it levels out on its own. You may need to consult with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have complete thyroidectomy 14 years ago I'm currently on thyroid hormone but my level is .049 is that normal?

I have complete thyroidectomy  14 years ago I'm currently on thyroid hormone but my level is .049 is that normal?

Unsure: what level is 049...I assume it's your TSH..... The levels to evaluate in patients on thyroid REPLACEMENT therapy are the t-4 and t-3 depending upon the kind of thyroid hormone you are taking PLUS HOW YOU FEEL and LOOK CLINICALLY! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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