Monday, June 8, 2009

What controls thyroid?

Another endocrine gland called pituitary secretes a hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which acts on the thyroid specifically and directly. TSH stimulates and controls various steps involved in the synthesis and secretion of thyroid hormones. TSH senses the existing thyroid hormone levels and works as required, to maintain the desired levels.

Role of Iodine in thyroid
The thyroid hormones are made up of iodine and it thus plays a crucial role in thyroid functioning. Iodine deficiency leads to thyroid disorders. Iodine is obtained from the dietary intake, which in turn, depends on the iodine content in the soil and water in a particular locality. Studies of a locality may indicate the need for supplementation of iodine in salt and bread.

1 comment:

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