Cardiovascular disease research should focus more on patients’ T3 levels than TSH

Science has already shown that at T3 is more important than TSH to the functional parameters of the cardiovascular system: At the molecular and tissue level, the T3 hormone directly affects the cardiovascular system in a myriad of important ways (see "Low T3’s effects on the cardiovascular system.") Why, then, when researchers shift their focus … Continue reading Cardiovascular disease research should focus more on patients’ T3 levels than TSH

Low T3 effects on the cardiovascular system

When people think of cardiovascular symptoms and thyroid hormones, they usually think first about hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone). However, hypothyroidism (deficient thyroid hormone) has an equally powerful effect on the heart and blood vessels. It can just be slower, more long-term, and less dramatic. Did you know? Heart failure occurs in hypothyroidism, too. (See below)Chest … Continue reading Low T3 effects on the cardiovascular system

Do you have a Reverse T3 problem?

Across Canada, Reverse T3 testing is often offered for a fee -- patients usually pay for it. It has been this way for more than a few years now. As patients (and doctors), we need to know when we can save our money and avoid testing Reverse T3 by learning about its elevation indirectly. Here's … Continue reading Do you have a Reverse T3 problem?