Whether it's weight gain, fatigue or menstrual irregularities: An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), like hyperthyroidism, can cause numerous complaints. Fortunately, this condition is easily treatable - with the preparation L-thyroxine, which substitutes the body's own missing hormones . Our experienced doctors are at your side with this and other medical measures in the fight against hypothyroidism at all our locations.
A functioning thyroid gland is based on three instances. The first is the "release hormone" TRH, which is produced in the hypothalamus. This activates another part of the brain, the pituitary gland, which then releases the "stimulating hormone" TSH. Once in the bloodstream, TSH finally reaches the thyroid gland and stimulates it to release the hormones T3 and T4.
In the case of hypothyroidism, however, the organ produces too few of these two hormones. This is a pathological deficiency that particularly affects women over the age of 50.
Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed in three different ways. These are:
The most common triggers of hypothyroidism include:
The typical symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
At Avi Medical, hypothyroidism is successfully treated with L-thyroxine. Taken for the rest of the patient's life, it efficiently replaces the missing thyroid hormones. Regular blood checks, initially every six months and later once a year, guarantee the optimal long-term dosage of this proven therapy.