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How does thyrotropin releasing hormone travel from the hypothalamus to wherever it needs to be?

How does thyrotropin releasing hormone travel from the hypothalamus to wherever it needs to be?

By the blood vessel: Trh is produced in the hypothalamus and travels by blood vessel to the anterior pituitary gland where it stimulates the production of thyroid stimulating hormone. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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 does thyrotropin releasing hormone travel from the hypothalamus to wherever it needs to be?

By the blood vessel: Trh is produced in the hypothalamus and travels by blood vessel to the anterior pituitary gland where it stimulates the production of thyroid stimulating hormone. ...Read more

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How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

How does thyrotropin releasing hormone go from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland?

Via the blood stream: Trh flows from the hypothalamus to the anterior(front) pituitary gland through a blood connection between them. ...Read more

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What happen if your TSH hormone is very very low?

See a doctor: A 'very very low' level of TSH indicates a significantly over-active thyroid gland (assuming you are not taking thyroid replacement.) this is a significant health risk, you need to see an endocriniologist or good internal med doctor. If you have low TSH and are taking thyroid hormone replacement, you may be taking too much. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happen when your TSH hormone is very very low?

Three possibilities: 1) either your pituitary is defective and unable to make TSH or not being asked to by your brain due to a problem w/the thyroid thermostat --- or, 2) your thyroid is making too much thyroid hormone and there's a natural suppression of TSH secretion. You could also be taking too much thyroid replacement medication. ...Read more

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Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result is 25.09. Is that considered dangerous?

Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result is 25.09. Is that considered dangerous?

Abnormal: Not dangerous, but definitely abnormal and needs to be treated with brand name T4 replacement until you levels have been returned to normal. You doctor can help you out with this, but it will take months until you are better, and will need treatment life long. Don't delay any further.. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your f4 thyorid hormone is high and the TSH test is nornmall?

What does it mean when your f4 thyorid hormone is high and the TSH test is nornmall?

Thyroid is normal: T4 can be high with normal thyroid function due to many factors. These factors are eliminated in the free T4 test, but the TSH is most important. Make sure you are taking brand name T4 replacement, as the generics, while cheaper, are unreliable. ...Read more

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Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result is above 150 .Is that considered dangerous?

Thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh) result is above 150 .Is that considered dangerous?

A TSH: Above the normal limits suggests primary thyroid failure. There can be a few reasons for that and would require evaluation of supporting lab tests. It is potentially dangerous only if ignored and not treated. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more