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Dodds on Thyroid
good article on this ...
The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, which controls production of the body’s hormones. The thyroid is a delicate gland located in the upper third of the neck. It takes iodine supplied in food and uses it to produce the hormones T4 (thyroxine) and T3. These hormones are used by the body to control metabolism. Even though iodine is required for this process, either a deficiency or an excess of iodine can profoundly affect thyroid function and promote autoimmune thyroiditis (the heritable form of hypothyroidism). The thyroid gland is an essential gland. If it is diseased, destroyed, or surgically removed, thyroxine hormone replacement therapy must be provided in order for cellular activities to function properly.
if my vet ever hinted at thyroid problems ,I would be going to Hemopet . Here'\s the full article . http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/
note the last paragraph ...Hemopet is the only diagnostic laboratory in the world that can use and provide the T4:FT4 ratio and findings. Using the Hemopet’s all “green” technology and breed- and age-specific interpretive analysis, plus the T4:FT4 ratio, veterinarians and clients are once more assured of obtaining the leading thyroid technology profiles and analysis
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