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How Important is the Free T3:Reverse T3 Ratio?

As a thyroid patient, you’re probably well aware of some of the more advanced tests available to assess thyroid function including things like reverse T3 and sex hormone binding globulin.  But, are you aware of the calculation (not lab test) of the free T3:reverse T3 ratio? This calculation can give you a lot of extended information about …

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How to use Total T3 to test your thyroid

How to use The Total T3 Lab Test to Help Evaluate your Thyroid

Total T3 is one of many thyroid lab tests but it’s one that not many patients are aware of.  I’ve been successfully using total T3 in many patients and I feel that it is an invaluable tool to help you completely understand how your body is utilizing thyroid hormone.  Article highlights:Total T3 is a measurement of both …

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Why the TSH isn't the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

Why the TSH isn’t the Best Test for Evaluating Your Thyroid

If you’ve been on my website before, or if you’ve read my blog, then you know that one of my major goals is to try and change how doctors think about treating thyroid-related issues.  My personal belief is that patients do not benefit from the archaic treatment paradigm which focuses solely on the TSH.  Today I want …

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high T3 symptoms with thyroid medication and without

High T3 Symptoms With Thyroid Medication (& Without)

T3 is the single most important thyroid hormone that your body creates.  It is also the most powerful and biologically active of all thyroid hormones.  But, like anything in life, too much of a good thing can be a problem.  In this article, we are going to explore T3 in more detail. I will walk you through the …

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how to diagnose hashimoto's thyroiditis with tests and symptoms

How to Diagnose Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with Lab Tests & Symptoms

If you have or suspect that you have thyroid problems then this article is very important to you.  It turns out that the majority of people who have a thyroid problem have it because of an autoimmune condition.  This condition is often referred to as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and it is something that EVERY thyroid patient should be …

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hypothyroidism self test: Can you check your thyroid at home?

Hypothyroidism Self Test: Can you Check your Thyroid At Home?

Wouldn’t it be nice to check your thyroid at home? If you are someone with thyroid disease, and taking thyroid medication, then you know it can be difficult to get all of the right thyroid tests checked by your doctor.  What if you could test your own thyroid at home instead of relying on your doctor? The good …

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Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin guide

Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI): Patient Guide to Graves’ Disease

What does thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin mean? Do your results correlate with the severity of your hyperthyroidism? Is there a way to lower your antibody levels? You probably already know that the presence of these antibodies may be an early warning sign that your body is suffering from an autoimmune disease, but what are you supposed to do about …

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5 Reasons to avoid salivary cortisol testing and what to use instead

5 Reasons to Avoid Salivary Cortisol Testing & What to Use Instead

Is salivary cortisol testing worth the price tag? There are many ways to check your cortisol level and the salivary method has gained popularity over the years but is it the best way? In this post, we are going to discuss why you may want to hold out on getting your salivary cortisol levels checked, a different …

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High TSH normal T4: What does it mean?

High TSH Normal T4: What Does it Mean? + Other Thyroid Lab Patterns Explained

Are you experiencing a high TSH but normal T4? Are you confused about interpreting these values? Is your Doctor telling you that your tests are normal even though you are experiencing abnormal symptoms? This article will help shed light on this thyroid lab pattern and help you understand what it means.  You’ll learn more about the symptoms associated with …

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Why free T3 and total T3 are the most important thyroid lab tests

Why Free T3 & Total T3 are the Most Important Thyroid Lab Tests

The free T3 and total T3 lab tests are among the most important for evaluating thyroid function in your body.  These tests give vital information as to how your body is processing thyroid hormone.  And they give you information about the hormone which is responsible for activating your cells and turning on your genes.  These basic levels can …

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