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
- Weight gain
- 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.