Ellen Tiben Thyroid Test
This test is specially designed by Ellen Tiben and consists of a blood test:
- Free T4 (FT4)
- T3 (total T3)
- anti-TPO (Thyreoid. microsomal al.)
Thyroid abnormalities lead to a variety of vague symptoms. With an overactive thyroid, these include: a rapid heartbeat, weight loss, nervousness, trembling hands, irritated eyes, sleep problems and a hunted feeling. In women, an irregular menstrual cycle may also occur. With thyroid hormone deficiency, one suffers from weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold easily, fatigue and in women heavy menstrual bleeding.
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)
Ensures that the right amount of thyroid hormone is always produced. Thyroid hormone regulates the use of energy in the body it has a kind of thermostat function.
Ensures that all kinds of processes in the body proceed quickly enough. A too low value indicates a sluggish thyroid gland. A too high FT4 indicates a thyroid that works too fast.
Is the hormone that arises from T4 and causes the final effect of thyroid hormone. So actually T3 is more important than T4.
Anti-TPO (thyroid peroxidase).
This test measures antibodies that target the thyroid gland. Normally, the immune system makes antibodies to make unwanted invaders or pathogens harmless. Sometimes something goes wrong, causing antibodies to be made against healthy cells, tissue or organs in the body. It leads to autoimmune diseases in which unintentional damage and inflammation occurs to body tissues and organs, such as the thyroid gland in this case.
In organisms, iron plays an important role. The protein hemoglobin owes its activity to iron ions. Iron is also an important component of many enzymes.
Is a protein that ensures the binding of iron when stored in the liver and bone marrow. There is always a small amount of ferritin present in the blood. This is a measure of the amount of ferritin (and therefore the amount of iron) in the liver and bone marrow.
Ellen Tiben works from her own experience and has helped many people.
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