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Plateroti Center

Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Templeton, CA

Persistent fatigue, dry skin, and joint pain may be the first signs of thyroid dysfunction. At the Plateroti Center in Templeton, California, Carmelo Plateroti, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, offers accurate diagnostic and treatment options for thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism. He may recommend hormone replacement to address the root cause of your symptoms and help you find relief. Find out more about the symptoms of hypothyroidism and Dr. Plateroti’s solutions today by calling the office or booking online.

Hypothyroidism Q & A

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition resulting from dysfunction in your thyroid gland. If you have hypothyroidism, your body doesn’t make enough vital hormones that are responsible for many of your bodily functions.

As a result, you can experience a variety of symptoms, many of which can disrupt your lifestyle.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

The imbalance of hormones in hypothyroidism can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe. These symptoms may include:

  • Dry skin
  • Muscle aches
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Frequent constipation
  • Increased sensitivity to cold

You can also develop mental health issues, including depression, due to an imbalance in your hormone levels.

If left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to heart disease or failure, mental health issues, and permanent nerve damage. You may also develop enlargement in the thyroid gland, known as a goiter.

What causes hypothyroidism?

You may have dysfunction in your thyroid gland as the result of underlying medical conditions, such as an autoimmune disease, or after receiving treatment for hyperthyroidism, a condition where your body produces excess hormones.

The condition can affect both men and women but typically develops more often in women over the age of 60. Hypothyroidism can also develop during or after a pregnancy.

What treatments are available for hypothyroidism?

A blood test can measure your thyroid hormone production and Dr. Plateroti may recommend other testing to rule out medical conditions.

Treating hypothyroidism is possible with lifestyle changes and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Plateroti can customize your dosage of hormones to rebalance your system and help resolve your symptoms.

It’s important to understand that finding the right dose of hormones to address your needs can take time. Dr. Plateroti works closely with you to track your progress over the course of several weeks. He can adjust your dosage as needed to help you feel better.

In many cases, lifelong treatment with hormone therapy is necessary to prevent the return of your symptoms. Dr. Plateroti can determine how to best manage your treatment based on your symptoms and medical history.

Learn more about treatment options for hypothyroidism by calling the office today or using the online booking feature to set up an appointment.