Biochemical pathway maps are an important aspect of medical education and medical problem-solving. They help us to view a network or series of chemical reactions in cells. In this article, I present a comprehensive science-based pathway map showing all the… Read More ›
Thyroid hormone metabolism is a very complicated system. A visual analogy sometimes goes a long way to assist comprehension. Throughout the body, there are at least six major pathways for T4 transformation or excretion, and at least six major pathways… Read More ›
Who needs “T3”? We received a friendly and well-intended comment lately. It illustrated that in today’s Global English, we sometimes have a hard time defining and understanding what “T3” means when a person is talking about T3. Are they talking… Read More ›
It’s April. You’re a thyroid-hormone treated person with a thyroid disability on a fixed budget of thyroid hormone. Have you been feeling hypothyroid in the past few months? If so, you’re not alone. If not, thank your thyroid, or your… Read More ›
As part of my post on “The thyroid gland is a T3 shield,” I reviewed a research article by Ingbar and team from 1982. Wow. What a treasure. The title of this article is “Elevated serum thyroxine concentration in patients… Read More ›
A collection of research graphs and quotations showing diverse Reverse T3 levels coexisting with health, in various illnesses, and alongside various T3 and T4 levels.
Atrial fibrillation is a cardiac rhythm disorder that significantly elevates the risk of stroke as well as stroke severity. Thyroid hormone excess caused by hyperthyroidism is often named as one of the risk factors for atrial fibrillation. However, it does… Read More ›
You might have heard of a “thyroid shield,” the flexible lead barrier that you wear when you get X-rays taken of your body, neck or teeth. It’s a good time to remind you to ask for one whenever you’re at… Read More ›