Thyroid numbers are often misunderstood and confusing to say the least. Mix in low thyroid function with the common menopause, perimenopasuse, adrenal fatigue and other hormonal imbalances and you’ve got a perfect storm for feeling overwhelmed, about what to do next.
Here are Just a couple point to remember that I didn’t cover in today’s video
- TSH goes up when thyroid function is low (TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone).
- There are many Thyroid markers that should routinely be checked but often they only check TSH, and maybe T4. You can learn more about a complete Thyroid Panel
- T3 is 4x more potent than T4,
- T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone.
- There is so much more to the Thyroid than just taking T3. Many abnormal responses within the body can affect your thyroid ie Diet, sex hormones, Thyroid binding Globulin, Infalmmation, Toxicity, Heavy Metals, Gut infections and many others. You can watch a video I did titled 10 steps to supporting your Thyroid Naturally
- Keep this in mind when changing doses (for instance, prescription T3 at a dose of 25 micrograms = T4 at a dose of 100 micrograms)
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