The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone to aid the body in a myriad of ways, many of them related to metabolism, although your heart and your mood can also be affected. Thyroid hormone comes in two types, T3, which is the general workhorse of thyroid function, and T4 which is more specialized and could perhaps be said to be a fine-tuning hormone, after the T3 hormone has done most of the work.
Sometimes things go wrong with the thyroid, leaving you with too much or not enough naturally produced T3 and T4 in your system. Some people naturally do not convert sufficient T3 hormone to T4 hormone, and this can be problematic for them. In general, if you produce too much thyroid hormone (called hyperthyroidism) the only treatment is to completely reverse the condition until your thyroid is made to underperform, essentially giving you the same condition as those whose thyroids are not working as well as they should be: hypothyroidism. This is because there is no known treatment for hyperthyroidism, but there is one for hypothyroidism: thyroid medication.Also read: What Is Gaming In Metaverse? 7 Best Metaverse Games To Try (#1 is played by millions of YouTubers)
If you have hypothyroidism, treatment involves a prescription for artificial T4 hormone (the lightest treatment), artificial T3 hormone (a very strong medication that can cause alarming side effects until the right dosage levels are found), or, more commonly, a mixture of the two.
Taking T3 medication, whether by itself (which is rare and only used in extreme cases due to the severity of some of the side effects) or in conjunction with a lesser, balancing, dose of T4, can provide almost miraculous benefits to a patient who has been suffering with their loss of thyroid function – here are just six of them:
Speak to your primary care physician about where and how to get T3 medication, and then work with your doctors to find the best dose for your personal needs. As medicine generally is moving towards a more tailored approach, it is simply catching up with thyroid treatments which have long been tailored to the individual patient’s weight, the severity of illness, and needs.
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