thyroid hormones

The important role of Reverse T3, and when it goes wrong

During the process of converting the inactive T4 hormones to the active T3 hormones, the body converts some of this T4 into another hormone called Reverse T3. Reverse T3 (shortened to rT3) plays an important role.  It acts like a balancer – to make sure that there is not too much T4 going around in […]

Different types of thyroid hormone replacement pills

When you have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, your doctor will most likely recommend that you start taking thyroid hormone pills.  The intent is that these hormone pills replace the hormones that your thyroid cannot produce anymore.   So what are the options? First, is synthetic T4 medication.  T4 is the inactive thyroid hormone, and […]