Hypothyroidism2020-06-08T17:23:54+00:00

Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism is a disorder wherein the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormones for the body. In many patients hypothyroidism is treated with medicine designed to supply the body with the thyroid hormones it is no longer producing itself.

Symptoms
In many patients hypothyroidism is asymptomatic, meaning there are no clear signs that you may have the disorder. However, when symptoms do present themselves, it’s because of a reduced amount of thyroid hormone in your system, and as a result your metabolism and sympathetic nervous system may be “slowed down” resulting in:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Decreased sweating
  • Depression
  • Female infertility

Treatment
Most people just require thyroid hormone supplementation in the form of a pill. Most often it’s Synthroid (Levothyroxine) or triiodothyronine. The pills supply additional thyroid hormone to make up for the deficit found in hypothyroidism. Typically the patient will ingest the pill once a day following identification of the proper dosage. They will then be required to have annual blood work performed to ensure that the medication continues to be effective.

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Overall, thyroid cancer remains a relatively uncommon form of cancer. However, due to new technological innovations, which are able to detect the disease early on, diagnoses are on the rise. This early detection capacity ultimately bodes well for treatment and for increasing one’s chances for long term survival.

Dennis was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was referred to Henry N. Ho, M.D., a board certified otolaryngologist, specializing in head and neck cancer, president of The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates and co-director of the Head and Neck Program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

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