November 18, 2014
Thyroid hormones control the most basic aspect of physiology — the basal metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is very sensitive to minor imbalances and has a direct effect on most organs — including the heart, which beats faster and harder under the influence of increased thyroid hormones.
The thyroid “runs” our metabolism. It’s the “gas pedal” of the body.
Thyroid hormones are T3 and T4. T3 is the most biologically active. Most of T4 is converted to T3 in the body’s peripheral tissues, making T4 basically a precursor for the more active T3.
One of the problems with some thyroid disorders is that you may have trouble converting T4 to T3 in your tissues. The makes for a deficiency of T3, leading to specific symptoms.
Tags: thyroid hormones, thyroid imbalance
Categorized in: Thyroid Conditions
This post was written by Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness