In addition to performing a physical examination and reviewing your medical history, your doctor will order lab tests and a thyroid-stimulating hormone function test, which measures the amount of thyroxine produced by the thyroid gland.
If your doctor suspects an abnormality in the gland, he or she will likely order a thyroid scan to assess the relationship of abnormalities to other glands. Also, if you have goiter, you’ll likely have a thyroid ultrasound.
The most common, safe, and effective treatment consists of restoring the normal hormone production levels in the thyroid gland through the daily intake of levothyroxine, which is a synthetic hormone that restores the appropriate hormonal parameters, reversing hypothyroidism symptoms.
The important thing is to find the right dose for you, which can take time. Due to this, you will need regular check-ups to assess the levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone and check blood levels, since an excessive amount of hormone can trigger some health problems, such as increased appetite, tremors, palpitations, sweating, and insomnia.
However, once the proper dose has been established by your doctor, you will be able to continue your normal daily activities without restrictions.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.