Women, especially older women, are prone to suffer from hypothyroidism. It is a condition in which the thyroid glands do not produce enough of thyroxine hormones. Removal of thyroid glands from the body, autoimmune disorders, and side-effects of prescribed medicines, pituitary disease, and iodine deficiency are some of the most common hypothyroidism causes. People suffering from hypothyroidism, experience mild symptoms like fatigue, poor concentration levels, constipation, weight gain with poor appetite, abnormal sensation etc. Standard hypothyroid treatment involves regular intake of the man-made version of thyroid hormone levothyroxine. Endocrinologists are of the opinion that hypothyroid condition is easy to treat with medicines. These oral medications acts just like thyroxine hormones that our thyroid glands make and thus work towards boosting the low hormone levels. Although there is no permanent cure to this ailment, but regular medication certainly works towards reversing the thyroid symptoms in women to a great extent. Apart from the synthetic medicines, natural extracts derived from thyroid glands of pigs containing thyroid hormone is one of the most common form of natural treatment for hypothyroidism. It should be noted that although these extracts are available by prescription, but these are neither regulated nor approved by FDA. Purity and safety of these products are not guaranteed. Hypothyroid treatment typically costs around $15-$100 per month or $180-$1,200 per year, and it's a lifelong treatment, medicine dose for which will be decided and prescribed by your physician
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