Hypothyroid, HAIT

Do you suffer from hypothyroidism or low thyroid in Colorado Springs?


  • severe fatigue, loss of energy
  • depression
  • joint and muscle pain, headaches
  • dry skin, brittle nails
  • brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
  • cold intolerance, low body temperature
  • constipation
  • sleeping more than normal
  • diminished sex drive
  • puffiness in face and extremities
  • hoarseness
  • bruising/clotting problems
  • elevated levels of LDL (lousy cholesterol)
  • weight gain
  • persistent cold sores, boils
  • tingling sensation in wrists and hands, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought

Hypothyroid or low thyroid in Colorado Springs

Hypothyroidism is an underactive or sluggish thyroid. Sometimes the problem is decreased production of the thyroid’s main hormone, thyroxine (T4). But T4 also has to be converted into its active form, triiodothyronine (T3), by the liver and kidneys. Disruption in any one of these processes can contribute to hypothyroidism

Hypothyroid patients treated with T4‑only drugs may suffer lingering effects because they're missing the right amount of T3, the most potent form of thyroid hormone as well as the main form that works in brain cells.

Switching from T4 treatment to the T4/T3 combination regimen may begin to resolve emotional and physical symptoms, including depression, as soon as a week after the treatment is started.

Note: Iron deficiency is as common as hypothyroidism and its symptoms resemble those of hypothyroidism. However, the diagnosis of iron deficiency without anemia is extremely challanging since all indicators of iron status may be "normal." A clinical suspicion is key to the diagnosis of covert iron deficiency!


Stop the Thyroid Madness


Book review

The Thyroid Solution : A Mind-Body Program for Beating Depression and Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health
By endocrinologist Ridha Arem, MD



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