Comprehensive and Dedicated Hypothyroidism Treatment in Provo

What You Need to Know

Hypothyroidism is a condition that results when the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone. The underactive thyroid causes an imbalance of chemical reactions in the body. Since the thyroid produces the hormones the body needs to carry out basic functions, a drop in hormone levels due to hypothyroidism can lead to low energy levels.

In addition to low energy levels, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Puffy face
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Muscle weakness

These symptoms may be hard to recognize at first, but if they persist and intensify, it is advisable that you see a specialized thyroid physician for a proper diagnosis. Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed through blood tests. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Possible Causes for Hypothyroidism

There are many possible causes for hypothyroidism. Some of these causes include treatment for hyperthyroidism, radiation, thyroid removal, autoimmune disease and other medications such as lithium. In some cases, hypothyroidism can be caused by pregnancy, congenital disease, iodine deficiency, or a pituitary disorder.

Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is easy to diagnose and can be treated effectively with the help of a thyroid specialist, who may recommend hormone treatments. Our team of experienced specialists at Thyroid Institute of Utah work together to provide patients with quality, comprehensive thyroid disorder treatment in Provo.

When you come to our thyroid disease management clinic, you will enjoy the convenience and efficiency of our comprehensive approach to thyroid care. Not only do we offer services such as lab work and ultrasounds, but we also have an endocrinologist and experienced thyroid surgeons all under the same roof.

If you have any questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism, do not hesitate to call us today to schedule an appointment.