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Hypothyroidism in Charleston, SC

If you are experiencing fatigue, weight gain and inconsistent mood swings, you may be suffering from an underactive thyroid. Dr. Michael Bauerschmidt treats patients with hypothyroidism who want to take back their life and health. Healing at Sweetgrass offers hypothyroid therapy to residents in and around the Charleston, SC, area.

What is an Underactive Thyroid?

An underactive thyroid, also referred to as hypothyroidism, is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone to keep the body functioning optimally. They thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and located in the front of your neck. It is responsible for controlling how your body uses energy. This can affect every organ in your body.

Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Dry skin
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss or confusion
  • Muscle weakness

Hypothyroidism has several causes, including genetics, exposure to environmental toxins like mercury and phthalates, inflammation of the thyroid, prescription medicine, radiation and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a common cause of an underactive thyroid, especially in women. It is an autoimmune disease that triggers the immune system to attack the thyroid gland, causing it to become inflamed and unable to produce enough thyroid hormone. Hypothyroid therapy can help combat Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

What is the Treatment for Hypothyroidism?

A blood test is used to diagnose hypothyroidism. Once diagnosis has been established, hypothyroid therapy is used to replace the thyroid hormone not being produced naturally by the body. The type and amount of treatment is based on present symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy is often prescribed and designed to replicate the hormones produced by the thyroid gland.

What are the Benefits of Hypothyroid Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy for hypothyroidism offers noticeable improvements, including:

  • Improved mood
  • Better concentration and memory
  • Weight loss

How Much Does Hypothyroid Therapy Cost?

Cost is established based on the amount of treatment necessary. All costs will be discussed during your consultation. Financing is available through Parasail.

*Please note that consultations are not complimentary. Please call for additional details.

If you suspect you are suffering from hypothyroidism, or have already been diagnosed and need treatment, contact us to learn more about the hypothyroid therapy we offer. You deserve to look and feel your best. Healing at Sweetgrass offers treatment to residents in and around Charleston and Summerville, SC.