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Doctor insights on: What Gland Makes Thyroxin A Hormone Which Controls Metamorphosis

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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu.  Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor.com ...Read more

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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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No thyr. gland; Synthroid (thyroxine) was 150 mcg now 1/2 112mcg for 7 days. Woke up went to bathroom HR 102 & only 59 when I went to bed. Too much Synthroid (thyroxine)?or?

No thyr. gland; Synthroid (thyroxine) was 150 mcg now 1/2 112mcg for 7 days. Woke up went to bathroom HR 102 & only 59 when I went to bed. Too much Synthroid (thyroxine)?or?

GetYour blood tested: Did not understand your question.You have thyroid removed and were taking Synthroid (thyroxine) 150 microgram and dose was reduced to 1/2 tablet of 112 microgram that makes it steep drop from 150 to 56 It can not be too much as it is a very small dose.Get you blood tested foe T3,T4 and TSH done and discuss your problem with your doctor or endocrinologist ...Read more

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Is the thyroxine balancing my pituitary gland?

Is the thyroxine balancing my pituitary gland?

Sort of: Thyroxine is made by the thyroid gland. Basically, the pituitary gland communicates with the thyroid gland via tsh, and the resulting secretion of normal concentrations of thyroxine in turn keep TSH in the normal range. The pituitary gland, however, secretes many more hormones aside from tsh. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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Is a natural hormone like "armour" better to use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

Is a natural hormone like "armour" better to  use than sythetics like levoxyl (thyroxine) or synthroid?

Thyroid: It depends on the individual. Armour thyroid is different from the other two because it has T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in a 1:4 ratio. The other 2 only have t4. Your prescriber will look at your blood test and determine which medicine based on your levels are a best fit. ...Read more

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Can thyroid gland recover its normal function, if the gland totally lost its function, what dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken ?

Can thyroid gland recover its normal function, if the gland totally lost its function, what dosage of Synthroid (thyroxine)  should be taken ?

Check TSH: Your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level needs to be checked first, and accordingly start on a reasonable dosage of thyroid supplement ( synthroid), then needs close follow up to titrate your dosage. Once a reasonable and stable dosage is found, you still will need to monitor the level every 6 months. ...Read more

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Is thyroid hormone the same as thyroxine?

Is thyroid hormone the same as thyroxine?

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

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What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

What is life like for athletes without their thyroid gland and on replacement thyroxine?

Answer: As long as the level of circulating thyroid remains normal , athletic function should be ok. ...Read more

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My Synthroid (thyroxine) level was too high and i became a bit hyperthyroid. I am nursing, should I be concerned about extra hormone passing to my baby?

My Synthroid (thyroxine) level was too high and i became a bit hyperthyroid.  I am nursing, should I be concerned about extra hormone passing to my baby?

Should be ok: Levothyroxine is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Levothyroxine, in replacement doses, is not expected to cause adverse effects in the nursing infant. Your doctor will adjust your dose to bring it into the normal range. ...Read more

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Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Antibodies: Some auto-antibodies sit on the thyroid cells and make them over produce thyroid hormone. Other autoantibodies can cause the exact opposite. ...Read more

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Been having elevated BP since total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago. Tsh was 17 and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 125. Will BP fluctuate until hormone levels stable?

Been having elevated BP since total thyroidectomy 3 weeks ago. Tsh was 17 and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 125. Will BP fluctuate until hormone levels stable?

Blood pressure: Problems are not caused by an underactive thyroid. Have your doctor look for other causes and treatments. Once the thyroid level is stable, make sure your doctor knows to keep it at a level appropriate for someone with thyroid cancer, not the usual normal range. ...Read more

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BP 130/80 in dr office. Pulse 70 bpm. Lost 13 pounds, exercising never had BP issues in past. No thyroid gland take Synthroid (thyroxine) 100 mcgs. BP ok?

BP 130/80 in dr office. Pulse 70 bpm. Lost 13 pounds, exercising never had BP issues in past. No thyroid gland take Synthroid (thyroxine) 100 mcgs. BP ok?

Not bad: a few points. 130 / 80 is probably the perfect blood pressure. Blood pressure trends upward with increaseing age (mainly the upper number). It varies over time and circumstance and seeing either the lowest or seeing all the numbers during a day is best way to judge. ...Read more

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My TSH with Reflex was 0.011 - does this mean I need more Synthroid (thyroxine) or less. I had my gland removed several years ago. I currently take 112 mcg synthr?

My TSH with Reflex was 0.011 - does this mean I need more Synthroid (thyroxine) or less. I had my gland removed several years ago. I currently take 112 mcg synthr?

Synthroid (thyroxine) dosage: The low TSH usually means that you need less thyroid supplementation. The caveat is that your doctor may be suppressing your TSH with higher synthroid (thyroxine) dosing for other reasons eg if there was worry of thyroid cancer etc. Please check with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16 should I increase or decrease the thyroxine dose?

What do you suggest if my thyroid stimulating hormone shows TSH 16  should I increase or decrease the thyroxine dose?

Should be seen by: endocrinologist- Superficially, you need more thyroid hormone, but if taking your current dose incorrectly, ie: with other meds/ foods, just taking it correctly may normalize TSH and MD can more safely adjust medication dose than you trying to do so. ...Read more

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No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

No removal of thyroid gland suggested by my doc except 1tab thyroxine .5mg daily. Which z giving me side effects now after taking 4 a year

Thyroid: You don't normally remove the thyroid if it is underactive, you replace it with thyroxine, not sure what is your thyroid problem, and what are your side effects, but you need to discuss them with your doctor. An endocrinologist will be best equipped to treat your condition. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more