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what are the causes for overactive thyroid and what does the thyroid do ?

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pinky91

Asked by pinky91 at 10:55 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Health

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  • The thyroid controls your metabolism. It takes up iodine found in salt. There really is no cause for overactive thyroid it can be hereditary though.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 10:59 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I found this link for you. I think it will answer most of your questions


    http://health.learninginfo.org/function-thyroid-gland.htm


     

    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:09 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • The thyroid controls many hormone functions. It is much more complex than metabolism alone. Something that usually ties in with thyroid problems is progesterone levels being too low. That should be checked along with other hormone levels. There is hyperthyroid (overactive) and hypothyroid (underactive) disorder.
    cat1622

    Answer by cat1622 at 11:36 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Damn I had my thyroid out 3 years ago and I swear I didnt know THAT could be whats up with my hormones. This makes so much sense now. I am on synthroid but it might be time for a dosage change.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 11:39 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

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