What does it mean when your reverse t3 is elevated?
If your labs show a high reverse T3 level this means that you are converting most of your T4 into reverse T3.
Reverse T3 is an isomer of T3.
Things that cause you to increase rT3 levels are illness, starvation and excessive cortisol (stress).
rT3 slows down metabolism and its theorized to aid in survival.
Does high reverse t3 cause weight gain?
High reverse T3 levels result in a slow metabolism, weight gain, low body temperature and symptoms of hypothyroidism.12 Mar 2017
How can I lower my t3 naturally?
Foods to eat if you have hyperthyroidism
- non-iodized salt.
- coffee or tea (without milk or dairy- or soy-based creamers)
- egg whites.
- fresh or canned fruit.
- unsalted nuts and nut butters.
- homemade bread or breads made without salt, dairy, and eggs.
- popcorn with non-iodized salt.
What does low reverse t3 mean?
Reverse T3. Therefore, when T3 and T4 levels are low, it is normal for TSH levels to be high. When the TSH levels are also low, it means there could be a problem with the pituitary gland (secondary hypothyroidism) and further investigation is necessary.