Thyroid Resources

Discussion in 'Thyroid' started by Women's Hair Loss Project, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Women's Hair Loss Project

    Women's Hair Loss Project Administrator Staff Member

  2. angelinadiaz

    angelinadiaz Banned

    Hey thank you for sharing such information...good sites..
  3. saniaa83

    saniaa83 New Member

    Production of thyroid hormones: The process of hormone synthesis begins in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus releases thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). The TRH travels through the venous plexus located in the pituitary stalk to the pituitary gland, also in the brain. In response, the pituitary gland then releases thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) into the blood. The TSH travels to the thyroid gland and stimulates the thyroid to produce the two thyroid hormones, L-thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid gland also needs adequate amounts of dietary iodine to be able to produce T4 and T3.