At this time of year, many nonprofit organizations focus on the relief of poverty and hunger. But humans can also suffer T3 hormone poverty and hunger. We can't be truly healthy without "enough" T3 in our bloodstream, our tissues, organs and cells. We can't be healthy with "too much" T3 activity in cells, either. Well-regulated … Continue reading Our wish: May you be blessed with T3 sufficiency
Category: Thyroid hormone effects
What can prevent T3 from getting into thyroid receptors?
This is part 2 of a post which began with the question "How do we get enough T3 into our thyroid hormone receptors?" In this post, I discuss the factors that can prevent T3 from getting into receptors. There are two factors that usually operate together: 1) the "variable rate" of T4 conversion in cells, … Continue reading What can prevent T3 from getting into thyroid receptors?
How do we get enough T3 into thyroid hormone receptors?
In thyroid disease and therapy, even when TSH is normalized, we can still be genuinely hypothyroid if we do not have enough T3 getting into our thyroid hormone receptors in cells throughout the body. Most people know there's two ways we get T3 into our cells' nuclei: From circulating Free T3, andFrom circulating Free T4 … Continue reading How do we get enough T3 into thyroid hormone receptors?
Discordance in thyroid symptoms reported by patients and their doctors
There's no surprise that patients and doctors would disagree about the incidence rate of hypothyroid symptoms in a given patient. "We have an average of 7.2 symptoms per patient" says the cohort of 262 patients. "No, you have an average of 4.0 symptoms per patient," says the cohort of 100 doctors about those 262 patients. … Continue reading Discordance in thyroid symptoms reported by patients and their doctors
Caution: Doctors perform T3-ectomies without our consent
We all know a "thyroidectomy" is the surgical removal of a thyroid gland. Nobody removes a vital gland without a patient's informed consent. If your medical system and doctor are ethical, you as a patient have the opportunity to weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure and give signed consent. We need to consider … Continue reading Caution: Doctors perform T3-ectomies without our consent