Hypothyroid Treatment

Hypothyroid Treatment

Let’s start with some good news: hypothyroidism can be managed effectively. As for the bad news, there is as of yet no cure for this condition. That said, treatment can provide relief. If you are interested in telehealth solutions informed by advanced laboratory testing, contact the Modern Functional Medicine Center. Dr. Bronwen Martin and Dr. Andy Martin can assist.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid fails to release enough hormones. This can lead you to have a slow metabolism and weight gain. You may also feel tired and struggle to stay warm in a cold environment. That’s because your body tends to burn energy to stay warm. When your metabolism slows, you won’t be able to burn as much energy. Sadly, this condition can have a major impact on your quality of life, career, self-esteem, and more.

You may also experience numbness in your hands, dry skin, and a hoarse voice. Further, your body may constantly feel sore and constipation is common. You may also feel depressed and could have a depressed sex drive. This condition is commonly diagnosed with the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test. If you need hypothyroid treatment or testing, reach out to the Modern Functional Medicine Center. We’ll set you up with a virtual appointment that will allow Dr. Martin and Dr. Martin to personalize your health journey and help resolve the cause of your problem along with managing your symptoms.

Some patients, by the way, will experience hyperthyroidism, which refers to the thyroid speeding up. Your metabolism will increase as well. This can lead to weight loss, which may seem like a good thing to some people, but in practice, creates many risks. You might also suffer tremors and other issues.

Treating and Managing Hypothyroidism

When it comes to managing hypothyroidism, the usual course is to use hormone replacement therapy. Essentially, the hormones that spur your metabolism will be injected into your body. This should fire up your metabolism, which can help you lose weight and maintain the appropriate energy levels. With diligence, you can lead a normal, healthy life, but taking the medications regularly requires discipline. We can also help you resolve lifestyle and nutritional issues that may be contributing to your symptoms.

Do you need assistance with testing or hypothyroid treatment? Reach out to the Modern Functional Medicine Center for virtual consultations and wellness planning. Call (281) 849-4611 to schedule an appointment.