Why is T3 free hormone elevated, and what does it mean?

If T3 free is elevated, this means that negative processes have occurred in the body, which in the future may adversely affect the general health of a person. Such deviations can be detected only after conducting a special clinical blood test for the content of the hormone triiodothyronine.

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    Causes of an increase in the hormone T3

    If free triiodothyronine is elevated, this may indicat

    e, first of all, diseases related to the functioning of the thyroid gland. Of course, such a deviation may well speak about the development of pathological processes in the liver and kidneys, so let's look at all the possible causes of this anomaly in detail.

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    Development of diffuse toxic goiter

    If TSH is lowered, and T3 and T4 are elevated, this may indicate that the patient has developed such a dangerous pathology as diffuse toxic goiter. The disease is characterized by an increase in gland size on one or both sides.

    The disease is very dangerous and requires immediate medical intervention. Without such, it can threaten not only health, but also the life of the patient.

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    Formation of toxic adenoma

    Another reason that elevated T3 hormone is free is the development of a disease such as toxic adenoma. Characterized by the formation of benign growths on the gland. It is this tumor that leads to the fact that the thyroid begins to produce excessively active free hormone T3.

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    Thyroiditis, which is in the subacute phase of

    T3, is a thyroid hormone, so its increase in subacute thyroiditis is one of the very first abnormalities indicating this disease. Pathology is characterized by the development of the inflammatory process in the thyroid gland.

    In addition to T3, the hormone T4 and iodotyrosine are also increased in the patient’s blood. The patient complains of intense pain in the larynx, as well as malaise, characteristic of infectious diseases of different etiologies.

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    Development of pituitary adenoma

    Elevated T3 free may also indicate the development of a benign tumor( adenoma) in the pituitary gland. It is formed from glandular tissues, and although it is not dangerous in the early stages, in its advanced form it can lead to quite serious and dangerous complications.

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    Abuse of hormonal drugs

    If T3 free is increased due to hormonal drugs, then in this situation it is not only drugs that are aimed at eliminating thyroid abnormalities. In this case, the causes of deviations in men and women may differ.

    1. If the hormone T3 is elevated in women, this indicates the abuse of tablet means of contraception. Other hormonal drugs aimed at preventing unwanted pregnancy can also lead to an imbalance of hormones in the body. As a result, the free T3 can increase significantly, but if the contraceptive used is canceled, its level will return to normal in 7-10 days.
    2. In men, the reason that triioditronin is elevated - T3 - free may be the abuse of hormonal complexes to improve potency. As in the previous case, the refusal to take drugs, even if temporary, will contribute to the normalization of the level of this hormone.

    If the hormone T3 hormone is still elevated after discontinuation, it means that it is necessary to look for the cause in the work of the internal organs.

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    Period of menopause

    In women older than 45 years, an increase in the T3 hormone may be due to the fact that they are on the verge of menopause. At this time, the body's production of sex hormones is significantly reduced, as a result of which hormonal alteration occurs. It is with changes in the level of hormones that severe psychological manifestations of menopause are associated: sleep disturbances, irritability, unreasonable tearfulness, changes in mood, etc.

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    Thyroid hormone resistancesay that the body has developed resistance to thyroid hormones. A person cannot determine it independently - for this, a blood test for the content of triiodothyronine is necessary. to contents ↑

    Pedret's Syndrome

    One of the rarest, but, nevertheless, possible causes of increased T3 levels is Pedret's Syndrome. This is a genetic pathology in which not only disturbances in the functioning of the thyroid gland occur, but also the development of hearing loss in combination with malfunctions of the vestibular apparatus.

    This disease cannot be completely cured - you can only eliminate its symptoms for a while. Symptomatic therapy is carried out with the help of hormonal drugs, prescribed individually, taking into account the sex and age of the patient.

    This is important! Any abnormalities in the body, accompanied by a deterioration of health and general malaise, should be the basis for going to the doctor. Diseases of the thyroid gland may not manifest themselves for a long time, or they may have blurred symptoms, which a sick person may ignore for a long time. Whatever it was, and in this case, self-treatment is the greater of the evils, so it’s not worth the risk.

    If triiodothyronine is elevated, the person becomes overly irritable, nervous, and short-tempered. A distinctive feature of this deviation is increased appetite. At the same time, a person eats too much, but this does not affect the mass of his body. On the contrary, he only loses weight.

    If you have noticed a similar anomaly in yourself, you cannot linger. Refer to the endocrinologist and pass all the necessary tests and instrumental studies. Remember that the sooner treatment is started, the more favorable the prognosis for recovery will be.