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Will T3 (liothyronine) cure adrenal insufficiency?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Adrenal insufficiency is the result of the failure of the adrenal glands to make cortisol.
T3 (liothyronine) will not treat adrenal insufficiency because it is a thyroid hormone.

In brief: No

Adrenal insufficiency is the result of the failure of the adrenal glands to make cortisol.
T3 (liothyronine) will not treat adrenal insufficiency because it is a thyroid hormone.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Will worsen with T3 (liothyronine)

If you are adrenally insuffic ient and have low cortisol levels, taking T3 (liothyronine) will acutally worsen your condition.
This is because T3 (liothyronine) (and t4) will increase your need for cortisol and therefore your levels will drop.

In brief: Will worsen with T3 (liothyronine)

If you are adrenally insuffic ient and have low cortisol levels, taking T3 (liothyronine) will acutally worsen your condition.
This is because T3 (liothyronine) (and t4) will increase your need for cortisol and therefore your levels will drop.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Leigh Forbush
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Adrenal insufficiency is a shortage of cortisol (which interacts and has interactions with t3).

In brief: No

Adrenal insufficiency is a shortage of cortisol (which interacts and has interactions with t3).
Dr. Leigh Forbush
Dr. Leigh Forbush
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