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Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Hypothyroidism treatments by Dr. Marcelo Brito

Thyroid Hormone Replacement services offered in Lewisville, TX

At Lakepointe Primary Care, Dr. Marcelo Brito, specializes in treating thyroid deficiencies based on Desiccated thyroid extract.

Patients who have hypothyroidism or other thyroid problems can benefit from this treatment, as it helps restore hormones to their normal levels.

 

Dr. Brito has decades of experience in diagnosing and treating thyroid hormone imbalances, and he is dedicated to providing the best care for his patients.

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What are the most common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Many symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) are the same as those of other conditions, so it can easily be confused for something else.

Symptoms usually develop slowly and you may not realize you have a medical problem for several years.

 

Common symptoms include:

  • tiredness

  • being sensitive to cold

  • weight gain

  • constipation

  • depression

  • slow movements and thoughts

  • muscle aches and weakness

  • muscle cramps

  • dry and scaly skin

  • brittle hair and nails

  • loss of libido (sex drive)

  • pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in the hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome)

  • irregular periods or heavy periods

 

Elderly people with an underactive thyroid may develop memory problems and depression. Children may experience slower growth and development. Teenagers may start puberty earlier than normal.

If an underactive thyroid is not treated

It's unlikely that you'd have many of the later symptoms of an underactive thyroid, because the condition is often identified before more serious symptoms appear.

Later symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:

  • a low-pitched and hoarse voice

  • a puffy-looking face

  • thinned or partly missing eyebrows

  • a slow heart rate

  • hearing loss

  • anemia

 

What is Thyroid Hormone Replacement?

Thyroid hormone therapy is the use of manmade thyroid hormones to raise abnormally low levels of natural thyroid hormones in the body. Thyroid hormone is usually given in pill form and is often used to treat an underactive thyroid that is secreting little or no thyroid hormones.

 

What is Desiccated thyroid extract?

Desiccated thyroid, also known as thyroid extract, is thyroid gland that has been dried and powdered for medical use. It is used to treat hypothyroidism. 

At our Primary Care Clinic, we offer treatment services to help you get back to feeling your best. Under the care of Dr. Marcelo Brito, your health is the top priority. He will likely run TSH, FT4, FT3 tests to evaluate your numbers and also take into consideration your current symptoms to implement the best treatment in your particular case. You can trust that you're in good hands with Dr. Brito.

Call our office or request an appointment online to schedule your thyroid screening.

 

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