Complete evaluation of thyroid hormones includes TSH, free & total T4, free & total T3, TPO Ab, TBG Ab, Reverse T3, T3 uptake, anti-thyroglobulin Ab. By evaluating all of these levels, we can evaluate exactly where/why thyroid dysfunction might be occurring.
These thyroid hormones can have an impact on all of the following:
- Bone metabolism
- GI function
- body composition
- insulin and glucose metabolism
- lipid metabolism and cholesterol
- estrogen metabolism
- cortisol metabolism
- liver detoxification
- the presence of HCl in the digestive system
- protein metabolism
- and methylation.