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      Hypothyroid Doctor in Annapolis, MD

      Hypothyroid Doctor Annapolis MD

      What is Hypothyroidism?

      When the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone, this causes a condition known as hypothyroidism.

      An underproductive, underactive thyroid can result in a variety of serious health complications and can make life difficult.

      Using traditional rigid guidelines to determine thyroid issues will miss many cases of thyroid disease. Aggressive diagnosis and treatment of thyroid problems are critical to regaining health.

      If you think you may be dealing with hypothyroidism, call ☎ (410) 567-0667 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

      Causes of Hypothyroidism

      As with all thyroid conditions, there are several causes of hypothyroidism. These factors can weaken or eliminate your thyroid hormone production:

      • Autoimmune disease
      • Certain medications
      • Chemotherapy / radiation therapy
      • Infections
      • Iodine deficiency
      • Thyroid surgery

      Some medications prescribed for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) seek to lessen hormone production but may be too effective and cause hypothyroidism.

      Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

      An underproductive thyroid gland can have a massive impact on your health. The symptoms of hypothyroidism vary from person to person and typically develop over time.

      If you're suffering from hypothyroidism, you may notice:

      • Aches
      • Constipation
      • Depression
      • Dry skin
      • Fatigue
      • Joint pain
      • Memory loss
      • Slowed heart rate
      • Weakness
      • Yellowed skin

      If hypothyroidism isn't treated, it can develop more serious and even life-threatening side effects, such as low blood pressure and slowed breathing. It's important to treat hypothyroidism as soon as possible.

      Hypothyroidism Treatment

      The best, most-effective hypothyroidism treatment is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. In essence, BHRT replenishes your thyroid gland with hormones and restores your thyroid levels to their natural state.

      Options for treating hypothyroidism using T4, T3, or a mixture of the two using desiccated thyroid hormone. The underlying cause of the issue must be addressed, as well as the preferences and uniqueness of each patient.

      BHRT can also be supplemented with:

      • Improved diet
      • Improved exercise
      • Some over-the-counter medications

      Get Healthy

      Hypothyroidism should not be taken lightly. If left to fester, it can worsen and even threaten your life. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy provides a safe, natural way to restore balance to your system.

      If BHRT sounds right for you, don't hesitate to call ☎ (410) 567-0667.

      Our Location

      Annapolis Integrative Medicine
      1819 Bay Ridge Avenue, Suite 180
      Annapolis, MD 21403
      Phone: (410) 567-0667

      Serving patients in Annapolis, Parole, Eatons Landing, Hillsmere Shores, Highland Beach, Rolling Hills, Edgewater, and the surrounding Maryland communities.

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