The truth is that when your energy and mood is low, it affects every aspect of your life. Suddenly, doing the things that make you happy becomes difficult. That's why it's absolutely vital that you know exactly what your thyroid levels are as you age. Plus, if you're dealing with any type of changes in metabolism or brain fog this is the time to get tested.
Testing your thyroid is an excellent idea for both men and women. Understanding your levels of these important hormones and if they are in proper balance, can help you start to get to the bottom of your biggest health challenges so that you have the insight needed to course correct and live life to the fullest.
Triiodothyronine (T3) is an important hormone for digestive function, metabolism and bone health.
Through a process called deiodination, your body will convert Thyroxine (T4) into Triiodothyronine (T3). While the balance of each hormone is key to understanding the bigger picture, too much T3 may be an indicator of an overactive thyroid gland.
Thyroxine (T4) is one of the 2 main hormones produced and released by the thyroid gland.
Because T4 is needed for the conversion of T3, the balance of each of these hormones is of vital importance. T4 is responsible for your metabolism, mood, body temperature and much more.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) plays a key role by telling your thyroid gland to release hormones T3 and T4.
Your hypothalamus, located in your brain, first releases something called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, which in turn triggers the pituitary gland to produce TSH. Without TSH, T3 and T4 would not be released, causing the intricate system of hormones to fail.
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) is an enzyme made in the thyroid gland that is important for production of thyroid hormones.
Antibodies to TPO are produced within the body and can be indicators of an underlying immune system imbalance. Understanding your levels of TPO antibodies can further help you get to the root cause of a potential thyroid imbalance.
Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.
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