Doctors for Underactive Thyroid in Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
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Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system and the endocrine system produces hormones that regulate the normal functions of the body. The thyroid can produce either too little or too many hormones and Underactive Thyroid occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Some of the common signs of Underactive Thyroid include weight gain, slow heartbeat, muscle aches, dry skin, and constipation, among others.
HOW IS UNDERACTIVE THYROID DIAGNOSED?
An Endocrinologist/General Physician diagnoses Underactive Thyroid by laboratory testing of thyroid stimulating hormone levels in the blood.
HOW IS UNDERACTIVE THYROID TREATED?
The treatment for underactive thyroid glands includes medicines like levothyroxine, which help in neutralising this balance and need to be taken twice a day. They help in raising the thyroxin levels of the patient and are usually given for life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Untreated underactive thyroid may lead to goitre and heart problems.