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About Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism, also known as an underactive thyroid, is a disorder in which your thyroid gland doesn’t make enough hormones to meet your body’s needs. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck which produces hormones that control how your body uses energy. These important hormones control many of your body’s most important functions including your metabolism, breathing, heart rate, digestion, and mood. When your thyroid slows down, these functions can be negatively affected.

Some symptoms of a slow thyroid include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Muscle weakness, stiffness, and/or aches
  • Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • Memory problems
  • Sudden weight gain (and difficulty losing it)
  • High cholesterol
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dry, thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Decreased tolerance for cold
  • Swelling of the thyroid gland (called a goiter)
  • A puffy face

Women may experience heavy or irregular periods and fertility problems

Hypothyroidism generally develops slowly. Because of this, it sometimes takes several months, or even years, before the symptoms are noticed. Once detected, however, it is usually treatable.

Common Medication
Treatment Options

Below is a list of common medications used to treat hypothyroidism, which a doctor or provider on Sesame can prescribe for just $5 through SesameRx.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.

Look below for more information about medications used to treat hypothyroidsm. During your appointment, talk to your doctor about whether or not a hormone replacement treatment plan is right for you.

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