Dr. Dawn Ericsson, M.D.
Dr. E’s Women’s Health Update: Crossing your T’s when it comes to thyroid health
Three essential thyroid hormones play important roles in how a woman’s body functions. Do you know your three T’s?
Three hormones released by the thyroid gland control multiple physiological activities in a woman’s body. It is important for all women to understand these essential hormones and how they impact your health and well-being.
In the context of thyroid function, T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) are two crucial hormones produced by the thyroid glad that play essential roles in regulating metabolism and other bodily functions. Reverse T3 (rT3) is a biologically inactive form of T3 produced from T4 under certain conditions. Here is a brief overview of each:
Measuring T3, T4, and rT3 levels can provide valuable insights into thyroid function and can help in the diagnosis and management of thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or just a weakened thyroid hormone production. It is important for a woman’s health to have these levels checked out, a test we can provide here at Age Rejuvenation.