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T4 and T3 Thyroid Hormones Explained

The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
T4 and T3 Thyroid Hormones Explained

Your thyroid produces T4 and T3 thyroid hormones, but each is different in how it works and functions.

Understanding how these hormones function will help you understand how your thyroid works and if you are taking the right medication,

T3 is the most powerful thyroid hormone and it is known as triiodothyronine, but the majority of hypothyroid patients take a medication known as Thyroxine which contains T4 only thyroid hormone.

In order for T4 to become activated, it must be converted to T3 through various enzymes in the body.

Learn more about how these hormones function, how they convert and what kind of problems can cause this conversion process to slow.

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