Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatments

Thyroid hormone replacement as offered by the NYC Doctor, Sue Decotiis, MD, is the practice of replacing deficient hormones to raise abnormally low levels of thyroid hormones. Most commonly, thyroid hormone replacement therapy is treated by the NYC Doctor to correct an underactive thyroid: one that is secreting little or no thyroid hormones.

The estimates vary, but according to the latest medical research approximately 10 million Americans a form of thyroid deficiency: it is estimated that as many as 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency. Hypothyroidism is more common than you would believe, and millions of people are currently hypothyroid and don’t know it and the relief from these symptoms is a simple thyroid hormone replacement therapy program that the NYC hormone replacement therapy can customize for your specific needs and lifestyle.

Common reasons for electing Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy include:*

  • to control the growth of the enlarged thyroid gland (also called goiter)
  • to control the growth of nodules on the thyroid gland
  • to control “Hypothyroidism”: a medical condition in which a person’s thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones ( thyroid hormone replacement therapy aims to correct hypothyroidism)
  • if there is a history of thyroid cancer (use of thyroid hormone therapy can reduce the risk of recurring tumors)
  • to control levels of thyroid stimulating hormones (TSH), which may stimulate thyroid cancer

Recognize early symptoms of hypothyroidism (mild thyroid hormone deficiency):

  • poor muscle tone
  • fatigue, or feeling tired
  • fold intolerance (increased sensitivity to cold)
  • depression
  • muscle cramps and joint pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Goiter
  • thin, brittle fingernails
  • thin, brittle hair
  • paleness
  • decreased sweating
  • dry, itchy skin
  • weight gain (from water retention)
  • Bradycardia (low heart rate – less than sixty beats per minute)
  • Constipation

Recognize late symptoms of hypothyroidism (more severe thyroid hormone deficiency):

  • slow speech and a hoarse, breaking voice; also deepening of the voice
  • dry puffy skin, especially on the face
  • thinning of the outer third of the eyebrows (sign of Hertoghe)
  • abnormal menstrual cycles
  • low basal body temperature

If you have any questions for NYC Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)Doctor in regards to Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy or are interested in Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy please contact Sue Decotiis, MD at her NYC Hormone Replacement Therapy office for a consultation.