Bioidentical Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy in Charleston, SC
The most common thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Having hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can be both unpleasant and uncomfortable, but these thyroid conditions can be managed if properly diagnosed and treated.
What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid does not make enough of the most important thyroid hormones called triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4).
What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
Some more common symptoms of hypothyroidism include the following:
- Weight gain
- Muscle weakness or stiffness
- Dry or cold skin
- Heavy or irregular menstrual periods
- Elevated blood cholesterol level
- Slowed heart rate
- Low libido
- Joint pain
- Cold extremities
- Foggy brain
- Hair thinning or falling out
- Reduced attention span
- Inability to lose weight
What causes hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a form of hormonal imbalance; in this case the thyroid gland is under-productive. Your doctor will check for a hormone deficiency before beginning any treatment.
What are the risks of untreated hypothyroidism?
If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to myxedema, a condition that causes tissues to swell, increases fluid around the lungs and heart, and slows down muscle reflexes. A myxedema coma may cause you to lose consciousness, experience trouble breathing, and can potentially lead to heart failure. Hypothyroidism can also cause mental health issues like depression and slowed mental functioning.
Bioidentical Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Have a Healthy Thyroid
If you think you're experiencing the symptoms of a thyroid disorder, it's best to start treatment right away. Please call (843) 571-0200 or contact Harry Wade Boatwright online.
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