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What Disorder Causes Hyposecretion Of Thyroid Hormone In Adults
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
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
Yes: Get it under control, high thyroid causes heart to race, sweats, weight loss, high bp, bone loss and more. Low thyroid causes weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, high cholest. And more, see an endocrinologist if your dr. Doesn't get the tsh under control it takes 6 weeks to adjust the medicine, levothyroxine. ...Read more
My father is 59 ys old. He lost 28 kg in about 1 yr. Without making any diet. Thyroid hormone and blood sugar both are normal.. What are other invest. Can be done? And what are the possible causes?
Can the estrogen in birth control pills have caused my hyperthyroid to return to normal? I read estrogen blocks the production of thyroid hormone
Estrogen and thyroid:
Unfortunately the two items can interact/interfere with each other and you need to get to your primary care doctor as soon as possible!
It is likely that your doctor will refer you immediately to an Endocrinologist.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Not much: Aside from their close location, really not much else in common. They do different functions. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have complete thyroidectomy 14 years ago I'm currently on thyroid hormone but my level is. 049 is that normal?
What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?
No: Myxedema is due to low thyroid function. If your thyroid tests are normal you do not have myxedema. You need to discuss with your physician other options ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm not digesting food well at all, could digestion or not making enough thyroid hormone be related to this craving?
Simple treatment: Years ago we found that once daily thyroid hormone supplements could help those with a low functioning or nonfunctioning thyroid gland. The expected dose for age/size is prescribed and the effect is monitored by simple blood tests. Occasional increases or decreases in the daily dose is made if blood tests show the need. ...Read more
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
Ok to restart: Once the scan is finished, you can resume your previous regimen. ...Read more
No: Macrobiotics do not replace thyroid replacement. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Many: Thyroid hormone replacement is needed to treat hypothyroidism. Patient with hypothyroidism can have fatigue, dry skin/nails, constipation, lack of focus, weight gain...Appropriate replacement of thyroid hormone will raise your level back to a normal level and can alleviate some of the above symptoms. ...Read more
Generic: Not much difference. Both work well.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long after a partial thyroidectomy does a patient begin to feel the results of lesser thyroid hormone?
Almost never.: I do not dso this and I have never seen it done, although some "shaman" may do this! Not necessary, really. ...Read more
Thyroxine is a type: The thyroid gland secretes two types of hormones: thyroxine (t4) and triiodothyronine (t3), but it produces T4 at much higher levels than t3. When treating thyroid hormone deficiency, your physician may prescribe levothyroxine (which is oral tablet of t4), liothyronine (oral formulation of t3), or combinations of such, or even dessicated (dried) pig thyroid as replacement therapy. ...Read more