Thyroid hormone

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  • Thyroid Hormone Research Paper

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    The thyroid is the gland responsible for taking control of the body's metabolism, protein production, and other processes related to growth and development. The hormone, produced by this gland is an important hormone that the body needs to grow and properly develop. Iodine and Its Role in the Body To produce the hormone, the thyroid needs iodine. However, iodine is a trace element and the body cannot produce it on its own. Having a sufficient amount of iodine in the body is essential for the production

  • Thyroid Hormones, Thyroxine ( T4 ) And Triiodothyronine ( T3 )

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    PPL 7. Thyroid function Thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), are implicated in numerous process, including growth and development of muscle, bones and the central nervous system (CNS); metabolism by increasing basal metabolic rate, calorigenesis and appetite; and have cardiovascular effects due to they make the heart beats faster and harder. Deregulation of the correct function of the thyroid can lead to different pathological process such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism

  • Thyroid Hormones : A Gland Associated With The Endocrine System Of The Body

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    The thyroid is a gland associated with the endocrine system of the body. It is located on the neck near the front of the wind pipe. It contains of two lobes called the right and the left thyroid lobes connected with a middle part that gives it a butterfly shape. The gland is brownish-red in color and is rich with blood vessels. The nerves that are very important for the voice quality also pass through the thyroid. The thyroid glands use the iodine in the food to produce the thyroid hormones. Breathing

  • Hypothyroidism: Thyroid-stimulating Hormone

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    Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid does not produce enough of the hormones that are required to maintain metabolism (Harvard School of Medicine, 2007). Introduction Hypothyroidism is not a disease itself, but is a condition that a disease state causes (Buckley & Schub, 2008). Many of the causes of hypothyroidism are related to autoimmune conditions, where the body attacks itself, rendering the thyroid useless (Raisbeck, 2009). In fact, this is the most common cause

  • Gut Microbiology

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    and your hormone function – both can take a major hit if your gut

  • Investigating The Outcome Pathways Regulated By Thyroid Hormone

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    1. Objectives: The goal of this project is to identify adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) for chemicals that cause developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) by interfering with thyroid hormone (TH) signaling. Disrupted TH signaling is widely postulated as a mechanism of DNT, but understanding how chemical that disrupt TH signaling cause adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes has been hindered by significant gaps in our knowledge of which neurodevelopmental processes are sensitive to modulation by TH and the intracellular

  • Subclinical Hypothyroidism In Mammals

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    The thyroid gland is prone to several distinct problems, some of which are extremely common. These problems can be broken down into those concerning the production of hormone (too much, or too little), those due to increased growth of the thyroid, causing compression of important neck structures or simply appearing as a mass in the neck[1]. Subclinical hypothyroidism is diagnosed when person has: No symptoms or mild symptoms of hypothyroidism, a mildly high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level

  • Hashimoto Case Summary

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    Question: What is the appropriate therapy for treating hashimotos induced hypothyroidism? Background: An 83 year old female is taking her levothyroxine medication to help treat her thyroid disorder induced by Hashimoto. She has been taking this medication for thirty years. While always being adherent to taking her medication, she has never really understood what Hashimoto thyroiditis actually is, or why levothyroxine is the best choice of therapy for treating her hypothyroidism caused by the disease

  • Low Thyroid Research Paper

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    Digestion: Low thyroid diminishes the release of Gastrin, which determines the productivity of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, leading to poor protein digestion, sour belly and GERD.  Thermoregulation: Regulation of body temperature is affected by low thyroid, occasioning in hot flashes and night perspirations, which is particularly noticeable in pre-menopausal females. This is often accused on estrogen dropping, but may be openly caused by low thyroid.  PMS and infertility: Low thyroid affects the

  • The Facts About Hypothyroidism.

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    in which the thyroid gland no longer produces enough of vital hormones. This can be problematic due to the fact the thyroid is the control mechanism for the metabolism which in turn affects your body’s temperature, heartbeat and how well a person burns calories. So if your thyroid hormone is low your body may have less energy and your metabolism can become very stagnant. Potential Symptoms Varying symptoms can present themselves, depending on the severity of the actual hormone deficiency. However