What are Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Men?
Hypothyroidism refers to a condition in which your thyroid gland is not producing sufficient amounts of thyroid. The thyroid is a small but important gland located at the front of your neck, and it helps regulate your metabolism. If you have hypothyroidism, also known as low thyroid, you may experience weight gain and a lack of energy among other symptoms. At Low T Center, we can help you with hypothyroidism and managing this hormone deficiency.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism. You might assume that you are fatigued because you are busy, getting older or under stress, but if you feel chronically tired despite getting enough sleep, this could indicate hypothyroidism. Fatigue can also indicate the presence of a number of other conditions or might be a result of multiple conditions, so it is best to get any unexplained exhaustion checked out.
Weight gain is another common symptom of low thyroid. Since your thyroid regulates your metabolism, the lack of regulation can lead to weight gain. Weight gain could also be the result of having less energy to keep up with your usual exercise program. Pain in your joints or muscles could keep you from exercising and is another symptom of hypothyroidism. Some people with low thyroid experience constipation as well.
There are mental and emotional symptoms associated with low thyroid. For example, you may feel that you are struggling to focus. Irritability, anxiety or depression can also indicate hypothyroidism. If you find your concentration is poor or you are experiencing mood swings, you should not just write these symptoms off as stress-related.
Some people experience uncomfortable skin symptoms as a result of hypothyroidism. This includes skin that is pale or yellow in color or that feels dry, rough or scaly. It might also be itchy.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol may also be related to low thyroid, but these are generally only detected with a visit to a medical professional. At Low T Center, we’ll check for these conditions as well as your hormone levels as part of our comprehensive health assessment.
Can Hypothyroidism Be Cured?
Hypothyroidism can be well-managed with treatment, but once diagnosed, it generally needs to be treated and monitored throughout your life.
If you have been feeling tired, gaining unexplained weight or experiencing other symptoms, such as constipation, muscle aches, a lack of concentration or depression, we want to help. Make an online appointment with Low T Center today. We’ll perform a men’s health assessment to determine whether your symptoms are the result of hypothyroidism and put together a low thyroid treatment plan for you.