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Hypothyroidism Treatment

Hypothyroidism Reversal Treatment in Orlando, FL

Hypothyroidism can negatively impact your weight, sleep, and overall wellness. Thankfully, these symptoms can be managed with treatment available at The Thyroid Place under the supervision of Dr. Ruben Valdes. For more information and guidance contact us now or book an appointment today. We are located at 3101 Maguire Blvd Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803.

Hypothyroidism Treatment Near Me in Orlando, FL
Hypothyroidism Treatment Near Me in Orlando, FL

Table of Contents:

What is Hypothyroidism?
How is Hypothyroidism Treated?
What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
What’s the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism?

In hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), certain vital hormones aren’t produced by the thyroid gland sufficiently. It is possible for hypothyroidism to be undetectable in its early stages. A number of health problems can develop as a result of untreated hypothyroidism, including obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease. Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed accurately with thyroid function tests. As long as you and your doctor determine the right dose, synthetic thyroid hormone treatment is usually simple, safe, and effective.

It is possible for hypothyroidism to have a primary or secondary cause. Primary causes result from conditions that directly affect the thyroid and cause it to produce low levels of thyroid hormones. In a secondary cause, something causes the pituitary gland to malfunction, preventing it from sending thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) to the thyroid to balance out thyroid hormones.

It is much more common for hypothyroidism to be caused by primary causes. In most cases, the primary reason is an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s disease. It is also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, which is a hereditary condition. As a result of Hashimoto’s disease, your body’s immune system attacks and damages your thyroid. As a result, thyroid hormone cannot be produced and released in sufficient amounts.

How is Hypothyroidism Treated?

Underactive thyroids (hypothyroidism) are usually treated with daily hormone replacements such as levothyroxine. Your thyroid does not produce enough thyroxine hormone, so levothyroxine replaces it. Until the correct dose of levothyroxine is reached, you will have regular blood tests. Levothyroxine may be started at a low dose, then gradually increased based on your body’s response. Some people notice an improvement in their symptoms immediately after beginning treatment, while others do not see improvement for several months.

To monitor your hormone levels once a year, you’ll usually have a blood test once you’re taking the correct dose.

There may be no need for treatment if blood tests suggest that you might have an underactive thyroid but you are not experiencing any symptoms or they are mild. In such instances, your GP normally monitors your hormone levels every few months and if conditions arise or worsen they will prescribe levothyroxine.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism can cause a variety of signs and symptoms, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. The development of problems usually occurs slowly over a long period of time.

Initially, hypothyroidism symptoms such as fatigue and weight gain may go unnoticed. It’s possible to simply attribute them to aging. The more your metabolism slows, the more obvious your health problems may become.

Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain if left untreated. It should take a few weeks for the weight to begin to decrease once you are treating the condition. If you want to lose weight, you will still have to watch your calories and exercise. Developing a diet that works for you and losing weight can be discussed with your healthcare provider.

What’s the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

Having an overactive thyroid (producing too much thyroid hormone) is called hyperthyroidism. Underactive thyroid (when it does not produce enough thyroid hormone) is hypothyroidism. It is more common to have hypothyroidism than hyperthyroidism.

There is sometimes overlap between the signs and symptoms of these two conditions, despite their different signs and symptoms. It is possible for both types of thyroid disease to cause an enlargement of the thyroid gland, called a goiter, for example.

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism have very different causes and treatments. In most cases of hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease is to blame. As a result of your immune system attacking the thyroid, it grows and releases too much hormone. An underactive thyroid or one that has been removed or destroyed due to a disease (such as cancer) can lead to hypothyroidism. Women are more likely to suffer from hypothyroidism, and the risk of the condition increases with age. In the United States, hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, another autoimmune disease. Hypothyroidism treatment is available at The Thyroid Place. For more information and guidance contact us now or book an appointment today. We are located at 3101 Maguire Blvd Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803. We are serving clients from Orlando, FL, Winter Park FL, Fairview Shores FL, Edgewood FL, and surrounding areas!

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