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What happens when your thyroid stops working?

What happens when your thyroid stops working?

Hypothyrodism: You develop hypothyroidism, which luckily is very easy to treat with a daily brand name T4 replacement pill and have your doctor check you levels to make sure the dose is correct. ...Read more

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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


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How long after the thyroid stops working correctly before the body starts showing symptoms?

How long after the thyroid stops working correctly before the body starts showing symptoms?

Thyroid hormone: The half life of thyroid hormone is 3-5 days. It generally takes 3 half lives to note a distinct change, so 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What type of injury can cause the thyroid to stop working correctly?

What type of injury can cause the thyroid to stop working correctly?

Injury and thyroid: Head trauma can disrupt pituitary stimulation of the thyroid. While unlikely, i suppose neck trauma could damage the thyroid directly. ...Read more

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I been taking this garcinia for 2 weeks and I take thyroid medication - should i stop taking the garcinia? I am working out 5 days a week.

I been taking this garcinia for 2 weeks and I take thyroid medication - should i stop taking the garcinia? I am working out 5 days a week.

Good idea: you probably achieve better result on your own the problem with these supplement that they are not regulated consider to be some kind of food in spite the good reputation the actual indonesian fruit had taste abd effect on appetite nobody knows what in the bottles so you are motivated keep exercising and keep garcinia in Indonesia ...Read more

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Does high tpoabs slowly completely destroy thyroid gland?If so, how long will it take?Do they attack the other body parts once thyroid stop working?

TPO hypothyroid: Under activity of thyroid can develop at variable intervals some may not even develop functional problems higher titers female sex family history may help tpo is a specific antibody does not attack other tissues can be associated with eye and skin infiltrative disease. ...Read more

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What happens if pituitary gland and thyroid stop working?

Pituitary: Provided that the pituitary is not enlarged, a non-functioning pituitary can be overcome by being prescribed the right medicines such as thyroid hormone. Your doctor will help you find out what, if any, hormones are missing. ...Read more

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Ii've completely removed thyroid nodes two years ago, still feel myself very dizzy at times and at those times as if my brain stops working also sight?

Ii've completely removed thyroid nodes two years ago, still feel myself very dizzy at times and at those  times as if my brain stops working also sight?

If your thyroid: Level is normal (hopefully on replacement to prevent further nodules) then your thyroid has absolutely nothing to do with your current symptoms. See you doctor. ...Read more