Is it true that T3 (liothyronine) hormone increases your appetite?

Maybe. Yes however, T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are bound to a protein in the blood and when it is high, the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) can be elevated with a normal tsh. Estrogen, birth control and pregnancy are the common causes of an elevation of this protein. So the T3 (liothyronine) can be high and not increase appetite. Remember, T3 (liothyronine) also increases metabolism and people with high T3 (liothyronine) usually, but not always, loose weight (about 15-20% will gain.).

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What hormones and enzymes control the conversion of T4 to t3 (liothyronine)?

Thyroid hormone. 5'-deiodinase; it is found in essentially every cell of the body and gives consistent conversion of T4 to t3 (liothyronine). This is why you do not need to give people t3 (liothyronine), but only t4. Read more...

Ds le cas du carence de Ca ds les cellules ces dernieres seront moins sensibles aux hormones thyroidiens malgre taux normal de t3, (liothyronine)t4.c'est vrai?

Je ne suit certain. quois que vous me demandez. C'est possible d'avoir Cancer tyrioidiens avec les hormones normales a la meme fois. Ils sont désordres différentes qui existe dans le meme organe. J'espère que ca vous aide. Dr. Anne. Read more...

If my thyroid hormone levels are "normal, " is there any harm in taking a T3 (liothyronine) compound? And then what if I stop the T3 (liothyronine) after 2 months for example?

Don't do it. If your thyroid function tests are "normal", do not risk messing them up by taking unnecessary t3 (liothyronine). If your thought is to use it for weight loss, find another more acceptable, less potentially harmful way—like limiting food portion sizes, choosing lean meats, colorful fruits & veggies, and exercising. Read more...
Depends. There is no harm if you are monitored correctly. Too high of a dose can indeed cause atrial fibrillation and/or osteoporosis. The TSH test is not sufficient to monitor thyroid without measuring the entire thyroid hormone panel which would tell if you needed T3 (liothyronine) supplementation. Remember "normal" lab values follow a bell curve so normal may not be optimal for you. Read more...
Yes there is harm. It can cause a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. In people with heart disease (even undiagnosed), it can lead to a heart attack. If taken for a long time it can lead to osteoporosis. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, there is no reason to take thyroid hormone. Read more...

I have trouble in my hormones T3 (liothyronine) 1.21 T4 0.40 TSH 3 34 what do they affect. I m fat and very nervous. Ifi eat little I gain weight quickly.?

Thyroid. If the thyroid hormones are unbalanced it can cause weight gain, anxiety and many other symptoms. See below and discuss your concerns with your primary care doc. For low thyroid function symptoms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001393/ for high thyroid function symptoms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001396/. Read more...

Have been trying to lose 20 lb weight gain for 5 years- have tried it all from diet to hormones, phentermine, . .. Won't budge. Now on T3 (liothyronine) but nothing?

No easy answer. There is never an easy answer for weight problems. We americans love to take pills as an easy fix, but it doesnt work unless you have a true medical disorder like hypothyroidism. Weight will always be a function of calories in vs calories burned. This is newton's law of thermodynamics, and we can't change it. You must closely examine your calorie intake. You must exercise regularly to burn mor. Read more...

What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

Bad idea. Taking T3 (liothyronine) for weight loss is a bad idea. Excess of thyroid hormone can cause these and more :•nervousness •irritability •fatigue •fast heartbeat •weight loss •insomniahair lossthin skin •intolerance to heat •increased perspiration •muscle aches •weakness in upper arms and thighs •increased bowel movements •decreased menstrual flow. Read more...