REVIEW: TSH does not enhance T3 levels in age

This 2016 research study discovered that TSH plays a role in enhancing T4-T3 conversion, but TSH is less able to enhance T3 levels after age 40. METHODS: Free T3, free T4, and TSH levels from 527, 564 sera collected from patients aged 1 year or greater were studied. ... 27,940 samples remaining after exclusion were stratified …

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Infographic: The dangers of Low T3 Syndrome

Some research articles on Low T3 Syndrome Economidou, F., Douka, E., Tzanela, M., Nanas, S., & Kotanidou, A. (2011). Thyroid function during critical illness. Hormones (Athens, Greece), 10(2), 117–124. https://doi.org/10.14310/horm.2002.1301 The metabolic support of the critically ill patient is a relatively new target of active research and little is as yet known about the effects …

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Choosing Wisely: False reassurance to thyroid patients

The full text of Choosing Wisely's email reply to patients: "Thank you for raising your concerns and sharing your personal experience. Choosing Wisely Canada and our partners, the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) are not recommending to eliminate T3 testing. Choosing Wisely Canada is a national, clinician-led campaign focused on reducing unnecessary tests …

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You can’t get T3 from muffins

Canada, Defend access to T3-hormone thyroid medications that have been approved by Health Canada and have been used in therapy for decades. Drug shortages and cost-cutting guidelines are preventing good doctors from giving T3 hormone to fix chronic suboptimal T3. Let's keep hypothyroid patients as healthy as they can be, for the cost of a …

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Defend our plasma T3. Today.

Source: Abdalla, S. M., & Bianco, A. C. (2014). Defending plasma T3 is a biological priority. Clinical Endocrinology, 81(5), 633–641. LINK https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699302/ In this ground-breaking article with a profound title, Abdalla and Bianco explain that human biology is set up to carefully protect and defend optimal thyroid T3 hormone levels in our bloodstream (plasma). This …

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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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Choose Evidence. Choose Free T3.

What are thyroid patients asking for? True evidence-based medicine. T3 is the most powerful thyroid hormone. Don't assume thyroid patients have optimal T3 whenever their TSH and T4 are normal. Choose wisely. Test Free T3. PETITION LINK: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Home/Index Read our Campaign Statement for more information