What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. During the early stages, this condition may not cause noticeable symptoms. As time passes, an underactive thyroid can cause many health issues, including obesity, heart disease, joint pain, and infertility.
What is the thyroid?
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of the neck. The thyroid gland produces triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), two hormones that have an enormous impact on your health and affect all aspects of your metabolism. These hormones also influence the control of your heart rate and body temperature.
What are the symptoms?
The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of your hormone deficiency. Issues will likely develop over several years. At first, you may only experience weight gain and fatigue. But as your metabolism continues to slow down, you may also experience:
- An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
- Dry skin
- Puffy face
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle aches, stiffness, and tenderness
- Thinning hair
- Elevated blood cholesterol level
- For women, irregular menstrual periods
- Impaired memory
- Slower heart rate
What are the causes?
There could be one of several reasons why your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones. Autoimmune disease, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery, and certain medications like lithium can also cause hypothyroidism.
How does InBloom Health treat hypothyroidism?
At InBloom Health in Londonderry, New Hampshire, we provide integrative thyroid management. This service incorporates the latest medical research and testing. The details of your health history and symptoms will also help us determine the treatment. To diagnose hypothyroidism, we will need a full understanding of your concerns and various body systems relating to your thyroid.
We address thyroid health in an integrative way. Our doctors will also assess adrenal function, hormone balance, and the gastrointestinal tract since these systems play a crucial role in exacerbating thyroid conditions.
Book an appointment in Londonderry, New Hampshire
If you are interested in integrative thyroid management at InBloom Health, contact us today. Our caring, dedicated medical staff will help you restore health so you can feel like yourself again. Call (603) 818-8777 or book your consultation online to get started.