Thyroxine (tetraiodothyronine)

Optimizing Metabolism

The article reports on the importance of iodine in everyone's diet as it is the primary trace mineral required for optimal thyroid function. Several inexpensive and time-efficient steps to preven.

Unmasking thyroid trouble

Could this little gland be the cause of all your ills?

Let's say you're a woman in your late 40s. You've embarked on menopause, the big ship of change. You feel a little blue; you've gained a little weight; your energy's a little low. Drying skin, thinning hair, a nonstick memory. They're only natural, you think. But menopause ends, and the symptoms persist. You don't feel awful--you just feel off.


Considers the faulty reference ranges in blood tests used to assess the thyroid status. Determination of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) output; Interpretation of results from TSH blood te...

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

The article focuses on thyroid disorders. It explores the major function of thyroid gland which is to take the amino acid tyrosine, along with iodine, and produce the hormones thyroxine and triio...

Thyroid hormone, estrogen, and osteoporosis

Thyroid hormone, or thyroxine, is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for postmenopausal women and one that unfortunately also appears to contribute to bone loss. However, according to a report in the April 27, 1994, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, hormone replacement therapy can virtually negate thyroxine's bone-wasting effects.

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