Our expert says:
2 thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), are produced by the thyroid gland. More T4 is released into the blood than T3 (20 to 1). Thyroxine (T4) is converted to the active T3 (which is 3-4 x more potent than T4) within cells and you need iodene for this. Tertroxin is a synthetic form of T3. It is preferred over Eltroxin (synthetic T4) by many doctors because it does not require conversion in the body.
If you also have low iron levels you may need to take iron supplements too as thyroid treatment will not improve this or the low blood pressure.
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