Could an eating disorder cause low T3 (liothyronine) thyroid on blood tests? How?

Yes. Malnutrition, as can occur with an eating disorder, can cause a disturbance in the way the body assembles important chemicals like thyroid hormone. Eating disorders can be deadly, with up to a 25% mortality rate in untreated cases.
Non- thyroidal . Yes, this sounds like what was called"euthyroid sick syndrome. The thyroid labs look confusing, low or normal TSH and low T4 & t3 (liothyronine). Associated with starvation( eating dis)., serious medical illness, icu, etc. There are complicated explanations involving the body's attempt to re-regulate metabolism while conserving energy in a crisis. It will normalize as feeding/consistent nutrition returns.

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Is it bad result? & Why does my doktor tell me my blood tests are ok when:s-tsh 3, 5. T4 9. T3 (liothyronine) 3, 7. Ferrarin 13. S-cortisol 318. Levotyroxin 50mg/day..

Hard to answer. difficult to answer as different laboratories have different value ranges. Ur doctor is looking at the reference ranges likely and seeing that they may be within normal ranges per what the lab has resulted him or her with. . Read more...

My T3 (liothyronine) thyroid is 1.75, Which came out as abnormal on the blood test. What does this mean? Should I be worried? Any suggestions? TY!!

Not sure why a t3 (liothyronine)... was tested--definitely not a standard screening test. if your tsh is normal there's nothing to worry about. you should speak to your doctor who ordered the test to review the additional laboratory data and answer your questions. Read more...