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Thyroid Treatment in Pittsburgh

We treat the cause...not the symptom

Common Symptoms

of Hypothyroidism:

»Fatigue

»Weight gain

»Increased blood cholesterol level

»Increased sensitivity to cold

»Constipation

»Dry skin

»Puffy face

»Hoarseness

»Muscle weakness, aches, tenderness, and stiffness

»Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

»Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

»Dry hair or hair loss

 

Thyroid Testing and Treatment

at The Hormone Center:

It is estimated that 60% of those with an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, are undiagnosed. This occurs since most doctors rely only on a thyroid test called TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. A TSH may come back “normal” or “in range”, but it may not be normal for you as you may have lived life on the upper end of the range, but now find yourself on the lower end. Many physicians do not make this distinction when looking for thyroid disorders. Instead, the goal should be to optimize thyroid levels for each individual patient versus attempting to hit general population levels.

 

Testing TSH levels, while important, is only the “tip of the iceberg”. It is important to test all of the thyroid hormones, including T3, T4, Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3.  For patients to receive the most comprehensive care, medical providers must be trained on how to interpret the results in combination with a patient’s symptoms. Additionally, the provider must know how to customize prescriptions for maximum patient benefit and offer natural thyroid treatment options as well – all of which the providers at the Hormone Center excel in.

We serve patients In person and via telemedicine

with Secure video consults, on your terms.

We serve patients In person and via telemedicine

with Secure video consults, on your terms.

Have a question about what we do?

 

Call

(412)-432-7909

Email

info@hormonecenter.net

Address

102 Broadway Street

Suite 101

Carnegie, PA 15106