Hypothyroidism – What You Need to Know

The thyroid gland is responsible for different functions in our body in which body metabolism is disrupted. The defect takes place in the gland where it cannot create and secrete the thyroid hormones in the body.

Hypothyroidism can be caused due to several reasons, and iodine deficiency is one of them. Considering a deficiency value of one billion people relating to iodine, we can estimate the increased risk of the condition. In the US alone, the prevalence rate equates to 0.3 to 0.4%.

The Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Some of the common signs and symptoms of the condition are known as:

  • Numbing or tingling sensation in your hands
  • Unintended weight gain
  • Difficulty in passing tool or condition

The Causes of Hypothyroidism

Autoimmune disorders, genetic defects, and inflammation in the thyroid gland itself or hypothyroidism are common causes of this disease. Conditions such as a defect in the pituitary gland also affect the release of the thyroid in the body.

The Treatment Options for Hypothyroidism

The usual treatment for the condition of hypothyroidism includes regular use of manufactured thyroid hormone called levothyroxine. Oral medicine rejuvenates the hormone levels in the body, which helps reverse signs and symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.

You might seem to start getting better soon after the first session of treatment. The clinical treatment helps lower the serum cholesterol levels that get high because of the condition and play a role in reversing any weight gain that may occur. Treating with levothyroxine is usually a permanent thing to do; however, as the dose you require might alter, your physician is likely to get your TSH levels under check every year.

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