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Which Thyroid Hormone Causes Myxedema
What is Myxedema? If one got thyroid hormone test results as normal, could they still have Myxedema if symptoms are prominent?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?
More tests needed: Unexpected weight loss is a serious concern, and needs investigation. It is possible an undiagnosed cancer may be present. Suggest seeing a doctor for additional tests. Among the tests that may be indicated are colonoscopy, ct scan, chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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