Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is important, as can save the patient’s life. It should be diagnosed at a very early age and stage so that it can be cured.
The hypothyroidism symptoms checklist involves checking the levels of Thyroxine (T4) and Thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH) in the person’s blood
An individual observed with high levels of the stimulating hormone and low levels of thyroxine is said to be having the disease while a person with high level of the stimulating hormone but has normal level of thyroxine is said to be at a high risk of getting the disease in the near future since this is the early stage of the disease.
A scan of the thyroid will be conducted if the results of the tests are abnormal.
People are advised and encourage by doctors to have blood tests more often so as to see your probability of getting the disease.
Taking of medicine. Doctors usually prescribe Levothyroxine to hypothyroidism patients. The patient consumes a tablet daily.
Treatment by Triiodothyronine and levothyroxine. Some doctors can recommend the usage of the two synthetic drugs at the same time even though it isn’t recommended since they have side effects.
Pregnant women with this conditions are usually referred to specialists so that they can be carefully treated and monitored
Lack of hypothyroidism treatment might make the patient to be infertile, suffer from heart problems and have pains in the joints.