Adelaide Hypothyroid Treatment

 

The Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that helps control many of the bodies important metabolic processes such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Up to 60% of people with a thyroid disorder remain undiagnosed. The two main types of thyroid disorders are Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Thyroid disorder that remain untreated can lead to the destruction of thyroid tissue that results in a need for lifelong pharmaceutical intervention. It's imperative that anyone who relates to the symptoms below gets screened by an Adelaide Thyroid Specialist. 

Hypothyroid
(Underactive)

Fatigue and low energy levels

Unexplained weight gain

Hair loss

Depression

Slow heart rate

Intolerance to cold temperatures

Fatigued and aching muscles

Dry, coarse skin

Puffy face

Constipation

Problems with concentration

Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)

Hyperthyroid
(Overactive)

Hair loss 

Nervousness, agitation, and anxiety

Accelerated heart rate or palpitations

Muscle weakness and trembling

Unexplained weight loss

Sensitivity to heat

Diarrhoea

Sleeping difficulties

Sweating

Irritability

Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)

Changes in menstruation, including scantier flow and increased cycle length.

Adelaide Thyroid Treatment

Hypothyroid

Low levels of Thyroid Hormones cause Hypothyroidism, which can be recognised by fatigue, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, thinning hair, depression and sensitivity to cold. If this condition is not treated early the thyroid gland can be permanently damaged and pharmaceutical thyroid hormone replacement may be required. Click here for more information

Hyperthyroid

Hyperthyroidism also called an overactive thyroid, is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of a certain hormone called T4 and/or T3.  This speeds up cellular processes causing anxiety, diarrhoea,  muscle weakness, and sleeping difficulties. Around two in every 100 people will experience some form of hyperthyroidism. Women are more likely than men to develop hyperthyroidism, however, both genders can be affected with similar symptoms. Click here for more information

Hashimoto

Antibodies produced by the immune system attack the thyroid gland, very slowly destroying the cells that produce thyroid hormones vital for human function. Low levels of these hormones cause Hypothyroidism, which can be recognised by fatigue, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, thinning hair, depression and sensitivity to cold. If this condition is not treated early the thyroid gland can be permanently damaged and pharmaceutical thyroid hormone replacement will be required. Click here for more information

Graves Disease

The most common type of Hyperthyroidism is called Graves Disease which is characterised by an immune-mediated destruction of the Thyroid Gland. This causes the thyroid to increase in size and produce an excessive amount hormones. Early diagnosis and treatment of Graves Disease is essential, as it can have server adverse effects on heart function, eyes and bone structure.  Click here for more information

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