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How many mg omega-3 in one tin of sardines ?

Lots: Sardine has 1.8 g of omega-3 fats per 4-oz. Serving. Sardine oil contains even more, with 1 tbsp containing 3.7 g of omega-3s. http://www.livestrong.com/article/395087-do-sardines-have-omega-3s/#page=1. ...Read more

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Person with normal Total T4, T3 (liothyronine) Uptake, FTI, Ultrasensitive TSH but LOW Total T3 (liothyronine) (63.55 ng/dl) = Synthroid dose needs to increase?

Person with 

normal Total T4, T3 (liothyronine) Uptake, FTI, Ultrasensitive TSH 

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LOW Total T3 (liothyronine) (63.55 ng/dl) 

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Synthroid dose needs to increase?

It's OK: Hi. Your TSH is "normal", but I'd shoot for a value on therapy generally around the 1.0-1.5 range. The total T4, T3 (liothyronine) resin uptake, and FTI are prehistoric tests no one in the thyroid field has used for years. Your body regulates conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine), so your T3 (liothyronine) should be just what the body ordered. Your T3 (liothyronine) is close to the normal range; if you repeat it it's likely to be within normal range. ...Read more

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Which test results are more important: T3 (liothyronine) total or free t3 (liothyronine)? If total t-3 is low and free t-3 is low, almost out of range w/symptoms, treatment?

Which test results are more important: T3 (liothyronine) total or free t3 (liothyronine)? If total t-3 is low and free t-3 is low, almost out of range w/symptoms, treatment?

Free results,,,: The most important result by far is the freet4 as this indicates how much available active thyroid hormone is circulating. Free t3 (liothyronine) is also important as T4 is converted into t3 (liothyronine) and is more active. Tsh is also important as this and free T4 help indicate whether or not a person is hypothyroid. But free results are more important as this indicates the amount of active hormone. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recent lab work shows the following: iron 57 dl, total iron binding capacity 363 dl, iron total binding capacity 16% and ferritin 184.2ml. Pls explain?

Recent lab work shows the following: iron 57 dl, total iron binding capacity 363 dl, iron total binding capacity 16% and ferritin 184.2ml. Pls explain?

Iron panel: Iron panel sometimes is confusing, your panel number is one of them. Let me ask you why your iron panel was checked? If your lab originally showed anemia and this are supplementary test to see what is the reason for your anemia, i would say that you have very mild iron deficiency. At your age anemia should be aggressively worked up to find the reason. Please follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have thyroid ? Total T3 is 173.61(rechecked), ng/dl Total T4 is 10.13, ng/dl Ultra sensitive TSH,serum is 4.7839, ng/dl

Do I have thyroid ?  
Total T3 is 173.61(rechecked), ng/dl
Total T4 is 10.13, ng/dl
Ultra sensitive TSH,serum is 4.7839, ng/dl

TSH: If your TSH is within the normal range for that laboratory, your thyroid status is normal. If it's higher than normal, you have an underactive thyroid. If it's lower than normal, your thyroid is overactive. Of course, it's important to know if you're taking any thyroid supplement in order to properly advise you. ...Read more

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Tsh 1.3 total t4 7.2 free t4 1.33 total t3 60 ng/dl range 71 t 180 Free t3 2.4 my total t3 keeps comming back low. once it was only 52 and others it was 71 I have symptoms should low total t3 and bottom range free t3 be treated thi

Tsh 1.3
total t4  7.2
free t4 1.33

total t3    60    ng/dl    range  71 t 180 

Free t3      2.4

my total t3 keeps comming back low.  once it was only 52 and others it was 71

I have symptoms

should low total t3 and bottom range free t3 be treated  thi

TSH: An elevated TSH level is essential for the diagnosis of an underactive thyroid. Without that finding,despite other borderline findings, thyroid replacement wouldn't be prescribed. A Thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you,however. ...Read more

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What could cause low SHBG 14 nmol/L(ref : 10-50 nmol/L) and low total testosterone 384 ng/dL(ref 241-824 ng/dL) in a 28 year old male?hemoglobin a1c-6

What could cause low SHBG 14 nmol/L(ref : 10-50 nmol/L) and low total testosterone 384 ng/dL(ref 241-824 ng/dL) in a 28 year old male?hemoglobin a1c-6

Low levels: Yes your levels are on the low end but both are normal. Is this new data? Have you discussed this with doctor or endocrinologist? If not you should see them soon. ...Read more

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Given that total cholesterol includes protective hdl, isn't a high total cholesterol warning irrelvant?

Given that total cholesterol includes protective hdl, isn't a high total cholesterol warning irrelvant?

Possibly: The absolute numbers of each cholesterol fraction need to be interpreted in the context of a patients risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Total cholesterol (tc) isn't as important as the tc/hdl ratio. The lower the ratio, the better. Let's say you have a cholesterol of 240, which would be consider high. If your HDL is 80, your ratio is 3.0, which is excellent. ...Read more

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8 days post total thyroidectomy, total plasma metanephrine 301, normeta 237 and free metanephrine 64? Anything to worry about?

8 days post total thyroidectomy, total plasma metanephrine 301, normeta 237 and free metanephrine 64? Anything to worry about?

Complex question: Why were these tests performed? Why was the thyroidectomy performed? Was cancer found? What kind? Presumably someone is thinking of pheochromocytoma. What is the normal range of values in the lab where they were performed? Your question, and perhaps your situation, is too complex for a 400 character answer. Please discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 122, total T3 (liothyronine) 78 and total T4 2.2 what does that mean?

My TSH level is 122, total T3 (liothyronine) 78 and total T4 2.2 what does that mean?

Hypothyroidism: You are already on thyroxine; meaning you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Under active thyroid. Your TSH is high;t3;t4 levels are low. Your doctor has to adjust medication till the levels are in therapeutic range. Why you have hypothyroidism? Is it goiter, nodule or autoimmune?See an endocrinologist. Pls. Read thyroid nodule- http://doctorrajput.Com . Thanks. ...Read more

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Total protein 7.9 albumin 3.7 globulin 4.2. And albumin/globulin ratio is 0.9. Is this concerning?

Total protein 7.9 albumin 3.7 globulin 4.2. And albumin/globulin ratio is 0.9.  Is this concerning?

Generically not prob: Overall this is not a problem. Typically you want your Albumin a little higher so it would be helpful to know if you are dieting or have a good amount of protein in your meals. Ratio should be about 1. ...Read more

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Is 10.8 high for total t4?

I doubt it: Check the reference range of the lab where your T4 was checked. Most labs do not report it high unless it is over 11.0. ...Read more

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Hyper- and then hypothyroiditis in 2004 with no iodine uptake at all. Since then lowish TSH, T4 total and free + T3 (liothyronine) total and free. No antibodies. Why?

Hyper- and then hypothyroiditis in 2004 with no iodine uptake at all. Since then lowish TSH, T4 total and free + T3 (liothyronine) total and free. No antibodies. Why?

? Transient: inflammation. You may have had a transient thyroiditis that resolved. You may wish to repeat the thyroid function tests at the time of your period regular check ups. From what your described, you do not have Hashimoto disease. ...Read more

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My tsh is low (.015) and total t3 (liothyronine) t4 normal.what does that mean?

My tsh is low (.015) and total t3 (liothyronine) t4 normal.what does that mean?

May be normal : This may be normal or you may have borderline hyperthyroidism . you should follow this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How many days can freshly cooked food and food opened from tin [ ie tuna] be kept safely and usable in fridge after placing it in fridge?Thanks

How many days can freshly cooked food and food opened from tin [ ie tuna] be kept safely and usable in fridge after placing it in fridge?Thanks

About 2-3 days: You can sometimes go up to 5 days. Dry foods and foods high in sugar, vinegar, or alcohol can last much longer. The colder your fridge is set, the longer food will last. If you want to extend the time more, you can also try vacuum sealing the food, then put it in the fridge, that should give you an extra couple of days also. It's all about making the bacteria that spoils food grow slower. ...Read more