REVIEW: In illness, T3 testing is more reliable than TSH

In Chatizomaris et al's (2017) article, Table 2 illustrates the many health conditions -- beyond thyroid gland failure -- in which a TSH test result is NOT indicative of the patient's true thyroid hormone status.  The table shows what usually happens to thyroid hormones and TSH in a patient who is NOT taking any thyroid …

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REVIEW: Non-thyroidal influences on thyroid hormones

This excellent scientific article by Chatzitomaris et al discusses the various NON-thyroidal causes of thyroid hormone T4, T3 and pituitary TSH imbalance. Source Chatzitomaris, A., Hoermann, R., Midgley, J. E., Hering, S., Urban, A., Dietrich, B., … Dietrich, J. W. (2017). Thyroid Allostasis–Adaptive Responses of Thyrotropic Feedback Control to Conditions of Strain, Stress, and Developmental …

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How low is your T3?

SUMMARY of Midgley et al, 2015 Source: Midgley, J. E. M., Larisch, R., Dietrich, J. W., & Hoermann, R. (2015). Variation in the biochemical response to l-thyroxine therapy and relationship with peripheral thyroid hormone conversion efficiency. Endocrine Connections, 4(4), 196–205. LINK: Introduction "Although TSH measurement has dominated procedural management of thyroid replacement by its apparent …

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