Hypothyroidism is a health condition where your thyroid gland is not producing enough levels of the thyroid hormone. When there is not enough thyroid hormone, your body slows down your metabolism, causing you low energy levels, weight gain and changes in your body temperature. Anyone at any age can develop hypothyroidism, especially if you have a history of this condition in your family. Common signs you may have hypothyroidism also include:

  • Dry and flaky skin
  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Hormonal acne
  • Mild hair loss
  • Stiffness in your muscles and joints
  • Trouble with memory
  • Depression
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Puffiness in your face
  • Constipation
  • Wrist pain
  • Difficulty breathing

With a visit to My Family Doctor, Dr. Layne Hermansen can run a lab test to check for your hormone levels to see if you have hypothyroidism. After an official diagnosis, our doctor may prescribe medication to manage your symptoms. If left untreated, patients who have hypothyroidism are at risk of infertility, heart problems, damage to their nerves, joint pain and obesity.

To schedule an appointment with our doctor and learn more about hypothyroidism in Draper, Utah, please call us at 801-542-7111. We are dedicated to improving your health and look forward to helping you feel better!

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