Monthly Archives: July 2017

Thyroid Blood Tests – TSH

By Cindy Kennedy | Hashimoto's Articles

Thyroid Stimulating HormoneTSH will most likely be the first blood test ordered by your doctor. It measures the amount of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) that is available in your blood.TSH is a hormone, or messenger chemical, released by the Pituitary Gland in your brain. It tells the thyroid to release more thyroid hormone into the […]

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Thyroid Hormones – An Overview

By Cindy Kennedy | Hashimoto's Articles

T3 and T4 are often collectively referred to as thyroid hormone which is “the body’s major metabolic hormone” (Marieb & Hoehn, 2013, p. 607)T3′s ‘proper’ name is triiodothyronine and is thyroglobulin with three iodine atoms attached (hence T3).T4 is called thyroxine and, you guessed it, has four iodine atoms attached. The important thing to know […]

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