What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is also known as low thyroid, and it occurs when your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid. The thyroid gland is a small kidney-shaped gland located at the front of your neck. Producing too little thyroid can cause fatigue and slow your metabolism among other symptoms. At Low T Center, we offer diagnosis and treatment for hypothyroidism.
Causes of Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism may happen because of an autoimmune disorder. A combination of environment and genetics could be a factor. It could also be caused by certain types of treatments, such as radiation treatment for cancer. Your risk of getting hypothyroidism may be higher as you age or if you have a family history of the condition. However, anyone can get hypothyroidism. If you have some of the below symptoms, visit Low T Center to check your thyroid levels even if you do not have other risk factors.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of hypothyroidism may appear gradually, so you might not notice them at first. Two of the most common early symptoms are fatigue and weight gain. Constipation, dry skin, depression, muscle weakness and pain in your joints could also indicate hypothyroidism. Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are nonspecific and could be attributed to other conditions or even just to stress and fatigue.
What Happens If Hypothyroidism Is Not Treated?
Getting treatment for a hormone deficiency such as hypothyroidism is important. The symptoms can be unpleasant and can significantly affect your quality of life. Low thyroid can cause some longer-term health issues as well. The gland may become enlarged, causing a goiter, which can be incredibly uncomfortable. Hypothyroidism is tied to higher levels of cholesterol, and this could eventually lead to heart problems. Low thyroid can also affect your cognitive functioning.
If hypothyroidism is not managed over a long period of time, nerve damage could be a result. You may have a tingling sensation or a numbness in your arms and legs. There may be other, more serious complications of untreated hypothyroidism as well.
What is Hypothyroidism Treatment?
As a Low T Center existing patient, we offer a comprehensive men’s health assessment that includes a blood test that can identify whether you have low thyroid or another hormone deficiency. Usually, hypothyroidism can be managed with medication. We’ll create a treatment plan with you that addresses your overall health.
At Low T Center, we offer efficient and affordable diagnosis and treatment for hypothyroidism and other conditions. We accept most insurance plans, and we also offer competitively priced self-pay options.
If you are wondering about hypothyroidism or are concerned about your symptoms, contact us today at Low T Center. We’ll check your thyroid and other hormone levels. Our goal is to offer you treatment in a holistic environment that will help you start feeling better.