I bet you know how hypothyroidism means reduced level of thyroid hormone. Active thyroid hormone is dubbed as “T3.” But you probably have not heard of reverse T3. Today I’m going to tell you why you should never ignore reverse T3 testing, even if your endocrinologist does.
First the basics. The hormone called T3 gives you energy, it’s sometimes called the gas pedal in your body. Reverse T3 abbreviated as rT3, would then be the brakes. You sometimes want the brakes don’t you? Or else your body will speed down the highway and zoom out of control, so rT3 is required as part of the push-pull balancing system.
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