Advanced Lipidology

preventative diagnostic services for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

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Delafield, WI 53018

Hypothyroid

Untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as lipid disorders, obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease.

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough important hormones. Women are more likely to have hypothyroidism. Untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as lipid disorders, obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease.

Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling cold and/or cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory

Thyroid function tests are available to diagnose hypothyroidism, and treatment of hypothyroidism with synthetic thyroid hormone is safe and effective.