What Is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough of the necessary thyroid hormone. Men experience less energy and a decreased metabolism with a thyroid deficiency, both of which can lead to obesity. At Low T Center men’s health clinic, a men’s health assessment can help diagnose any possible thyroid deficiencies. The bloodwork (lab panel) included in the initial men’s health assessment is capable of diagnosing medical conditions and other hormonal deficiencies like low testosterone levels.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid)
- Weight gain, especially belly fat
- Loss of mental clarity or difficulty concentrating
- Depression, irritability, or anxiety
- Slow heart rate
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Muscle or joint pain
- Cool, pale, dry, itching, rough, or scaly skin
- Yellow skin tone
How Treatment Works for Hypothyroidism
Your path to more energy happens with four steps:
- Health Assessment
One of our Low T Center medical staff will conduct a comprehensive men’s health assessment that includes a simple but full blood lab panel that reveals all of your numbers, including your thyroid function.
- Personalized Plan
If your numbers reveal low levels of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3), or thyroxine (T4), your provider, in conjunction with Low T Center’s Head of Endocrinology, will recommend a treatment plan for you.
- Treatment Regimen
Your treatment regimen is based on your personalized treatment plan. In most cases, patients take a prescribed oral thyroid medication, requiring return visits to the center every three to four months.
- Optimization and Prevention
Once your treatment regimen is underway to address symptoms of low thyroid (or other underlying conditions), your provider will optimize treatments to maximize your health and wellness.
Cost of Hypothyroidism Treatment
Low T Center is in network with most insurance providers. The cost for low thyroid treatment is dependent upon your individual health insurance plan. Patients are responsible for all applicable deductibles or co-pays under the terms of their plans.
Potential Side Effects of Hypothyroidism Treatment
With correct dosing and administration, side effects from thyroid hormone replacement are rare. During your men’s clinic visit, you will work with your provider to determine the appropriate dose and method of administration and discuss possible side effects and contraindications.
Benefits of Hypothyroidism Treatment
Treating low thyroid can greatly improve your energy level, metabolism, and weight loss success, allowing you to be a better you.
Because Low T Center takes a holistic approach to men’s healthcare, our medical professionals can proactively address other conditions you’re currently experiencing, or could experience later on. These conditions may also affect thyroid levels.
Our providers get to know you on a personal level and gather important health data often to assess progress with greater efficiency and to better understand your health goals.
At Low T Center, we focus on treating your hypothyroidism symptoms so you can feel better — and get your energy back.