Your thyroid gland is highly regulated at multiple steps in the body.
In order for the thyroid gland to function optimally there are no less than 6 important steps that must work correctly.
These steps include:
1. TRH secretion
2. TSH secretion
3. Thyroid gland secretion of thyroid hormones
4. Thyroid hormone conversion
5. Thyroid hormone cellular activation
6. Feedback loop
Problems can occur at all 6 stages and may not be picked up with standard lab tests.
Learn the basics of thyroid physiology and how the thyroid gland functions in this video.
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