As you may already know I’m a regular contributing writer for the Thyroid Nation blog. This is a US based blog dedicated to creating greater thyroid health awareness. My latest article titled ‘6 Factors That Set Off Excess Reverse T3‘ has now been published.
If you continue to feel cold, tired, and fatigued it may be worth taking a closer look at reverse triiodothyronine (RT3).
My New Article On The Thyroid Nation Blog Is Titled ‘6 Factors That Set Off Excess Reverse T3’
Firstly, you need to know reverse T3 is an inactive form of T3. Reverse T3 differs from triiodothyronine (T3) in that the iodine is attached in different positions within the hormone molecule.
Reverse T3 becomes a problem when the body converts far greater amounts of thyroxine (T4) to reverse T3.
The end result is an unhealthy ratio of reverse T3 to T3. Reverse T3 is high and free T3 is low.
Reverse T3 problems can therefore cause numerous low thyroid symptoms.
Could you be experiencing a reverse T3 problem? Take a few moments now to review my excess reverse T3 symptoms checklist:
+ You feel tired all the time
+ You have a cold body temperature
+ Your hair is falling out at an alarming rate
+ You have problems losing weight, or gain weight easily
+ You have low blood pressure, and a slow heart rate
+ You have mood swings that range from mild to severe
+ You feel down-in-the-dumps, even depressed
+ You have brain fog, and memory problems
+ You are easily irritated, and get stressed out
+ Your muscles ache, or you have pains in your joints
+ If you are a woman, you may be experiencing menstrual problems
+ Your skin is dry and pale
+ You have sluggish digestion and constipation
+ Your face, hands and/or feet become swollen or puffy
+ You have lost your mojo!
Reverse T3 and Your Thyroid Health
If you suspect you may have a reverse T3 problem the first step is to get tested.
Reverse T3 problems are diagnosed using a specific test that measure the amount of reverse T3 (RT3) in the bloodstream. In fact, many integrative doctors and Naturopaths consider this test essential to effectively diagnose and manage a thyroid disorder. This RT3 test should be done as part of a complete thyroid panel.
If you have been diagnosed with a reverse T3 problem you may be wondering what causes high reverse T3? Over the years I have identified six major factors.
My new article on the Thyroid Nation blog lists these six factor. Could one or more of these factors apply to you? You can click here to discover more: 6 Factors That Set Off Excess Reverse T3.