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The hypothalamus signals your pituitary gland to make a hormone called thyroid- stimulating hormone (TSH). Your pituitary gland then releases TSH the amount depends on how much thyroxine and triiodothyronine are in your blood. Finally, your thyroid gland regulates its production of hormones based on the amount of TSH it receives. Normally, your thyroid releases the right amount of hormones, but sometimes it produces too much thyroxine. This may occur for a number of reasons,including Graves' disease. an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies produced by your immune system stimulate your thyroid to produce too much thyroxine. women > men age 20 and 40, the thyroid gland enlarges (called a goiter) and makes more and more thyroid hormone,
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Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that most commonly occurs in middle-aged men and women Increased and unregulated growth hormone (GH) production, usually caused by a GH-secreting pituitary tumor (somatotroph tumor),
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Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to "run the body's metabolism", it is understandable that people with this condition will have
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