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Why do people get elevated Reverse T3?
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Why do people get elevated Reverse T3?

What is the reason for this?  My endocrinologist said people get it when their body is fighting off a virus.

Is that correct?
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High reverse T3 often occurs when the body is under stress and is trying to de-activate T4 rather than convert it to more active T3.  Testing it has little to no clinical utility.
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I just respond to your question, hope you got it.  hypogirl80
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