DESCRIPTION: Most doctors are not aware that mild to moderately low body temperature and hypothyroidism can contribute to symptoms such as PMS, migraines, panic attacks, depression, weight gain, hair loss, and many other symptoms, even when thyroid blood tests are normal. We will review the evidence-based clinical research on Triiodothyronine in peer-reviewed journals from the past 10 years.
OBJECTIVES: From this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the normal physiology of the thyroid system and the importance of body temperatures
2. Identify the symptoms of low body temperature and see how they correlate with other conditions and treatments.
3. Explain how triiodothyronine differs from T4-containing medicine in correcting thyroid hormone imbalances.