A free or total triiodothyronine (free T3 or total T3) test helps to diagnose the functioning of the thyroid gland or if you are suffering from thyroid disorder. It is ordered primarily to diagnose hyperthyroidism and also to monitor an ongoing treatment of thyroid disorder.
You will ne advised to fast for 10 to 12 hours before going in for the test. Also avoid certain medications that affects the results of the test such as: Steroids, Birth Control Pills and thyroid related-drugs.
Depending on your test results, the doctor will prescribe you medication treatment and lifestyle changes that should include a healthy diet.
Include physical activity: Start with regular exercises and brisk walking.
Healthy diet: Start with a low-fat and less oily diet. Include more fiber-rich fruits and vegetables.