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Thyroid - Hypothyroidism

 Thyroid - Hypothyroidism; Your Under Active Thyroid

Hypothyroidism means too little thyroid hormone circulating in your body and is a common problem. In fact, hypothyroidism is often present for a number of years before it is recognized and treated. Treatment for all types of hypothyroidism is usually straightforward.

Your thyroid gland is a small gland, normally weighing less than one ounce, located in the front of your neck. It is made up of two halves, called lobes, which lie along the windpipe (trachea) and are joined together by a narrow band of thyroid tissue, known as the isthmus. The thyroid is situated just below your “Adams Apple” or larynx

Your thyroid gland is under the control of the pituitary gland, a small gland the size of a peanut at the base of the brain. When the level of thyroid hormones, (T3 & T4) drops too low, the pituitary gland produces Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce more hormones.

Hypothyroidism can be easily diagnosed by blood test and is completely treatable.

People with hypothyroidism may experience:

bullet Fatigue
bullet Weakness
bullet Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
bullet Intolerance to cold
bullet Muscle aching and cramps
bullet Constipation
bullet Depression
bullet Memory loss
bullet Abnormal menstrual cycles

Your Doctor can perform tests to determine if you have hypothyroidism and prescribe a method of treatment best for your individual needs.



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