Consult an Online Doctor For Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition where the thyroid stops creating or releasing the necessary amount of the thyroid hormone into the bloodstream. This slows down metabolism.

Hypothyroidism is a thyroid condition where the thyroid in underactive. It can cause fatigue, weight gain, and a sensitivity to cold temperatures. Hormone replacement therapy is the main treatment out there for hypothyroidism.

We’ll be discussing the causes, symptoms and possible treatment options for hypothyroidism.

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Causes of Hypothyroidism

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. It is an autoimmune condition which is hereditary. In this disease, the thyroid is damaged and attacked by the body’s immune system.

Other causes of hypothyroidism include:

  1. The treatment of hyperthyroidism
  2. Thyroiditis
  3. It can also happen after pregnancy or a viral infection
  4. Deficiency of iodine

How Does The Thyroid Function?

The thyroid gland is below the voice box, at front of the neck. The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolism which transforms consumed food into energy. T4 and T3 are the hormones created by the thyroid to regulate metabolism in the body. These hormones move around in the body just to regulate the energy cells use. They also control heart rate and body temperature.

 

The pituitary gland regulates the amount of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. These pituitary glands will adjust their own hormone levels. It creates these thyroid stimulating hormones when it senses that there aren’t sufficient thyroid hormones in the system. It will release TSH to the thyroid so that it can produce and release more T4 and T3 into the system.

When the amount of the thyroid hormones is too low, that is called hypothyroidism, which affects the whole body.

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Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

The following are the symptoms of hypothyroidism. These symptoms appear over time. Symptoms of Hypothyroidism include:

  1. Feeling tired
  2. Being constipated
  3. Experiencing tingling sensation or numbness in the hands
  4. Gaining a lot of weight
  5. Higher blood cholesterol levels
  6. Soreness in the entire body
  7. Feeling depressed
  8. Having a dry and coarser texture of skin and hair
  9. Not being able to tolerate cold weather
  10. Experiencing a lower sexual drive
  11. Changes in the physical appearance of the face
  12. Experiencing frequent or heavy menstrual cycles
  13. Having your voice heavier and hoarser
  14. Being more forgetful of a lot of things

Myxedema or advanced hypothyroidism can lower thyroid levels to a dangerous extent. This condition may include the following symptoms:

  1. A low body temperature
  2. Heart failure.
  3. Anemia
  4. Being confused
  5. Going into a coma

How Is Hypothyroidism Diagnosed?

To diagnose hypothyroidism, an online doctor might ask you to get a TSH blood test. TSH refers to thyroid stimulating hormone. Blood tests for the Hashimoto disease may also be required, depending on your condition. Lastly, to rule in or rule out the medical condition as a possibility, the doctor may examine the enlarged thyroid.

Treatment and Medication

Hypothyroidism is treatable and the condition can be controlled with medications and appointments.
Levothyroxine is the most common medication used to treat hypothyroidism. This can be taken orally and it will help increase the thyroid hormones in the body.

This disease is lifelong but manageable. Patients who need a doctor consultation can do it easily with an appointment with an online doctor for hypothyroidism.

At TelMDCare, our online doctors can help you manage the condition with medications and maintain the levels of your thyroid hormones.

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