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What Sets Off Excess Reverse T3 (RT3)? These 6 Factors May Surprise You!

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6 factors that set off reverse T3 thyroid disesaeAs many of you already know I am a guest writer for Thyroid Nation, a very successful global blog dedicated to creating greater thyroid health awareness.

As a Naturopath I write from my unique holistic perspective. My mission is to help you take a broader approach to your healing so you can reclaim the vibrant health you so deserve.

My latest article titled 6 Factors That Set Off Excess Reverse T3 has now been published. If you are experiencing the typical symptoms of an underactive thyroid but your standard thyroid blood tests appear to be normal you may want to take a closer look at reverse T3.

Too much reverse T3 triggers a range of low thyroid symptoms. In essence, excess reverse T3 pushes your body into a hypothyroid state.

Your Excess Reverse T3 Checklist

Take a few moments to review my excess reverse T3 symptoms checklist:

+ You constantly feel fatigued
+ Your hair is thin, or falls out excessively
+ You feel cold all the time
+ You have problems losing weight or gain weight easily
+ You have low blood pressure and heart palpitations
+ You have mood swings that range from mild to severe
+ You feel down-in-the-dumps, even depressed
+ You have swelling around your throat
+ You are easily irritated and get stressed out
+ Your muscles ache or you have pains in your joints
+ You are experiencing menstrual problems or irregular periods
+ You are sensitive to cold weather or feel cold all the time
+ Your skin is dry and pale
+ You have sluggish digestion and constipation
+ Your face, hands and/or feet become swollen or puffy
+ You have lost your mojo!

The Gold Standard For Checking Excess Reverse T3

If you answered YES! to many of the symptoms I list above you may be wondering how to check your reverse T3.

There is a specific test that measures the amount of reverse T3 in your bloodstream.

This single reverse T3 blood test is now considered essential by many integrative doctors and Naturopaths to effectively diagnose and manage hypothyroidism.

Failure to specifically screen for reverse T3 could result in you getting a less than accurate assessment of your thyroid health. It’s a test that should be included in your list of important thyroid blood tests to discuss with your healthcare practitioner.

If your reverse T3 is above the normal range this leaves you with the big question – WHY is your body producing excess reverse T3? What is causing the imbalance?

In my article on the Thyroid Nation blog I discuss the six major factors that I’ve identified over the years. Could one or more apply to you? You are invited to add a comment, or provide feedback at the end of the article. It’s always great to hear from you.

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