What is Hypothyroidism?

What symptoms develop due to hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is determined when your thyroid gland is underactive and unable to produce enough hormones. Common cause for hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  It may also develop due to other medications, overtreatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid tumors, etc.
As hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism, patients starts to experience symptoms such as:
-Weight gain
-Dry skin
-Difficulty sleeping
-Joint or muscle pain
-Sensitivity to cold temperatures

Untreated hypothyroidism may lead to complications such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, infertility, and damaged peripheral nerves. The worst case scenario includes heart failure, Myxedema coma, and death.

Thyroid problems affect your metabolism and every system in your body. Libu Varughese, MD and Jongoh Kim, MD, at Endocrine Diabetes Plus Clinic encourage patients to come in at the earliest sign of thyroid problems. Early treatment can safeguard you from serious problems such as high blood pressure, infertility, etc. Please call the offices in Houston, Texas or Memorial City, Texas to schedule a prompt appointment or use the online booking feature.