Did you know that many women with normal TSH levels have hypothyroidism? Untreated hypothyroidism leaves you at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions and cancers; including breast and colon cancer.
By age 50, around 1 in 3 women will have hypothyroidism/low functioning thyroid.
Medications like oral contraceptives, antidepressants, and opiates can cause testosterone deficiencies that inhibit proper thyroid function. Here are symptoms you should watch for:
Family history of thyroid disorders
Given birth in the last 9 months
History of infertility or miscarriages
Difficulty with breast feeding
Muscle and joint aches and pains (fibromyalgia)
Anxiety or depression
Cold all the time
Difficulty losing weight despite proper diet and exercise
Shortness of breath
Swelling of the hands and feet
Brain fog, difficulty concentrating or memory loss
Dry skin and hair
Hair loss or thinning, coming out in clumps
Loss of eyebrows or eyelashes
Voice is hoarse or raspy
Irregular or heavy periods
Throat feels full or pressure/choking sensation in neck
Sound familiar? Then it’s time for a hormonal tune-up! Call 480.619.4097 to make an appointment.