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🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders.  We first evaluate personal history, current nutrition, activity behaviors, toxic exposures, psychological and emotional factors, in tandem genetics.  We then can offer Functional Medicine Treatments in conjunction with our modern protocols. Learn More

Functional Medicine Explained

Hypo Thyroid

Hypo Thyroid: Hypothyroidism aka (under-active thyroid) is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough of specific and important hormones. Hypothyroidism upsets the normal balance of chemical reactions in the body. It rarely causes symptoms in its early stages, but left untreated, it can cause a number of health problems, i.e. obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease. The symptoms of hypothyroidism vary and depend on the severity of the hormone deficiency. In general they symptoms tend to develop slowly, usually over a number of years. At first the symptoms are barely noticeable, such as fatigue and weight gain. Often these are attributed to getting older. But as the metabolism continues to slow, more obvious signs and symptoms may develop. Signs and symptom can include:

  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Elevated blood cholesterol levels
  • Hoarseness
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Impaired memory
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Puffy face
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Thinning hair
  • Weight gain

Untreated, symptoms can become more severe. Constant stimulation of your thyroid gland to release more hormones may lead to an enlarged thyroid (goiter). In addition, greater forgetfulness, slower thought processing, and depression. Advanced hypothyroidism, aka myxedema, is rare, but when it happens it can be life-threatening. Symptoms include low blood pressure, decreased breathing, decreased body temperature, unresponsiveness and even coma. In extreme cases, it can be fatal.

Fortunately, accurate thyroid function tests are available and treatment with synthetic thyroid hormone is usually simple, safe and effective once a doctor finds the right dose for a Hypo Thyroid. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

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