What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroid symptoms typically develop gradually. By the time they’re severe enough to notice, you could have been suffering from this condition for a long time.
Although anyone can develop hypothyroidism, you have a higher risk if you’re a woman over the age of 60, have an autoimmune disease, or you have a family history of hypothyroidism.
Since hypothyroidism has such an extensive impact throughout your body, it can cause many possible symptoms. A few examples include:
- Weight gain
- Dry skin and hair
- Trouble sleeping
- Sensitivity to cold temperatures
- Impaired memory
- Joint or muscle pain
- Elevated cholesterol
How is hypothyroidism treated?
Dr. Starke treats hypothyroidism with hormone replacement to restore normal levels of thyroid hormones. She begins with a thorough exam and blood tests to evaluate hormone levels and prescribe the proper dose. Your hormone levels are carefully monitored to make sure they stay within a normal range.
If you have symptoms of hypothyroidism, don’t wait to get treatment – call Dr. Starke or book an appointment online.