Many people have a thyroid gland that cannot make enough thyroid hormone for the body’s needs. This is called Hypothyroidism and may be caused by a non-functioning thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism may not cause noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease.
What is Thyroid Insufficiency?
Thyroid insufficiency is a very common problem that is overlooked by many practitioners. The illness is often accompanied by a myriad of symptoms and often misconstrued in people older than 50 as normal symptoms of aging. Fatigue, slower speech, forgetfulness, weight gain, depression, hair loss, and tendency to feel cold are all symptoms normally associated with aging. As we age, thyroid levels decrease, thyroid insufficiency or hypothyroidism commonly occurs. Restoring these levels will aid in rejuvenation and aid in prevention of high cholesterol, memory impairment, weight gain, cold intolerance, constipation, menstrual abnormalities, and changes in hair, skin and nails.
You'll likely start to feel better soon after you start treatment. The medication gradually lowers cholesterol levels elevated by the disease and may reverse any weight gain. Treatment with Bio-Identical Thyroid Medication will likely be lifelong, but because the dosage you need may change, your doctor is likely to check your TSH level every year.