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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroid Hormones (Overview)

Thyroid hormones are the hormones produced by the thyroid gland in the front of a person's neck. The hormones travel through the blood to all parts of the body, and control or increase the metabolism in various parts of the body. Too much thyroid hormone is hyperthyroidism, and too little is hypothyroidism.


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What are the kinds of thyroid hormones they check?

What are the kinds of thyroid hormones they check?

Thyroid: It depends who "they" are. Most primary care doctors only check thyroid function - t4, freet4, tsh. Endocrinologists would also likely check antibodies against thyroid -- tpo, thyroglobulin antibody, TSH receptor antibody or tsi. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
343 doctors shared insights

Thyroid Hormones (Overview)

Thyroid hormones are the hormones produced by the thyroid gland in the front of a person's neck. The hormones travel through the blood to all parts of the body, and control or increase the metabolism in various parts of the body. Too much thyroid hormone is hyperthyroidism, and too little is hypothyroidism.


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Is there a serious problem if I need thyroid hormones?

Is there a serious problem if I need thyroid hormones?

Thyroid: Probably not; however, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are normal levels of thyroid hormones ?

Could you tell me what are normal levels of thyroid hormones ?

See below: The website given below provides useful information. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is usually the person with most information to do that. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/services/tests/labtests/thyroid.aspx. ...Read more

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What are the usual thyroid issues that leave you with unbalanced thyroid hormones?

SURE: There are multitudes of books on thyroid problems. If you have a specific question, ask your dr. If you're scard that there's something wrong the best move is to find out.If there is, then you fix it. That's the ordinary way. ...Read more

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How come I have high levels of thyroid hormones, but a disease that makes me low on hormones?

Different hormones: "low on hormones"... Do you mean estrogen/progesterone/reproductive hormones? If thyroid is overactive, this can cause menstrual irregularities and disrupt the pituitary-ovary cycle. Correcting the hyperthyroidism will likely correct the cycles, unless there is something else going on. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a peripheral conversion problem with the thyroid hormones?

Low thyroid: There are 2 main thyroid hormones T4 (4 iodine molecules) & T3 (liothyronine) (3 iodine). T4 is not the active thyroid hormone & gets broken down to the active hormone free T3 (liothyronine) in the periphery or in the cells when needed. If we don't have right nutrients, we don't convert ft4 to ft3 instead it becomes reverse T3 (liothyronine) which blocks ft3 causing symptoms of low thyroid. ...Read more

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Does seaweed help people lose weight by increasing the secretion of thyroid hormones?

No: Iodide in seaweed usually interferes with thyroid function. Rarely it might increase function acutely and cause loss of muscle weight. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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