Hypothyroidism can coexist along with autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and type 1 Diabetes. Patients suffering from hypothyroidism need to take daily a synthetic form of the hormones that the thyroid gland is under-producing.
The symptoms that usually lead a physician to test for Hypothyroidism, include dizziness, skin dryness, weight gain, constipation, fatigue, irregular period, palpitations, increased sensitivity to cold or hoarse voice.
Your Online Health Specialist will address a series of targeted questions to you, to assess whether your symptoms could be indicative of Hypothyroidism. Then your specialist may recommend a specialized blood and antibodies test, a thyroid gland ultrasound or other molecular-level diagnostic tests to confirm the diagnosis. Your personalized treatment plan will be based upon the diagnostic tests results, the symptoms described and your medical history overall.