What happens if you have no thyroid hormone or have too little in your body may not cause noticeable symptoms immediately, but over time, it will greatly affect your health and wellbeing. According to Mayo Clinic, untreated hypothyroidism—the condition that occurs when you have little to no thyroid hormone in your body—can cause a wide range of health concerns. This condition can range from obesity to chronic pain to heart disease.
Treating a decline or absence of thyroid hormones can quickly reverse your symptoms and greatly increase your wellness.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of hypothyroidism often appear gradually. Many people do not recognize them because they begin so slowly and increase in intensity. It is often only once they become severe that the person recognizes there is something amiss. Some of the most troubling symptoms of hypothyroidism, include:
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
- Joint pain and swelling
- Slowed heart rate
- Impaired memory
Other things you may notice if you have declining or low levels of thyroid hormone in your body include:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Weight gain
- Puffy face
- Unexplained hoarseness, sometimes accompanied by a goiter
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning hair
If you notice any of these symptoms, it pays to consider if a failing or underactive thyroid may be at fault. Raising your level of thyroid hormone back to normal levels can dramatically improve your symptoms and certain health risks.
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HRT as Treatment for Hypothyroidism
If you have hypothyroidism, your body is not making enough of this hormone to maintain all of the processes necessary to keep the body functioning properly. A blood panel will show too little of this hormone in the blood. Common causes of hypothyroidism include:
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Another autoimmune disease
- Removal of the thyroid
- Radiation treatment to the neck
The treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement therapy, sometimes called HRT.
Get a Customized Thyroid Optimization Program
The doctors from HealthGAINS know how to identify if low thyroid is causing your symptoms and can prescribe a comprehensive program designed to raise your hormone levels and keep them there. We create a customized Thyroid Optimization Program for each person based on their own needs.
We begin with a series of proprietary and specialized diagnostic tests to give us a better understanding of your thyroid function and to confirm that thyroid issues are causing your symptoms.
If we confirm that your thyroid hormone levels are low, we will take several steps to help you increase them to their optimal levels and decrease your symptoms. These steps usually include:
- Prescribing bioidentical thyroid replacement hormones that your body cannot tell from its naturally occurring hormones
- Additional supplementation
- Diet and lifestyle changes
If your thyroid is not functioning properly, there is treatment. You may be able to reach optimal levels of hormones quickly and reverse your symptoms.
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