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    Low T / high normal TSH, low fT3&4 / low normal AM cortisol...what's causing what?

    So I've retested some tests at a different lab and there are many things that are out of range. I don't know where to start, or how to go about with treatment, or what is causing what, or if there is a direct connection between any of them and one of them is throwing the others off. I don't...
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    Reverse T3 (rT3): Should it be measured in patients with hypothyroidism?

    There is a lot of controversy about whether reverse T3 (rT3) should be measured to assess hypothyroidism. The normal thyroid gland secretes T4 (an inactive precursor), T3 (the active hormone), and reverse T3, a biologically inactive form of T3 that may block T3 from binding to the thyroid...
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    Low Thyroid Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment by Allison Woodworth

    Allison Woodworth (from PrimeBody.com) explains the main symptoms, diagnosis tests and therapies to treat low thyroid function.
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    Low free T3 can increase heart disease

    Low serum free triiodothyronine levels are associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease in the euthyroid patients: an observational study. Ertaş F, et al. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2012. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship...
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    Are You Gaining Weight Without a Reason?

    This excellent review shows the lab tests required to determine if your weight gain is caused by hormone problems Hormone imbalances and weight gain are very closely related. Several endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome may present as unintentional weight gain...
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