Western Mountain Medical Center PC

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Henderson, NV & Bullhead City, AZ

An estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of thyroid disorder, many without even knowing it. At Western Mountain Medical Center PC in Henderson, Nevada, Nabila Aslam, MD, ABIM, and her skilled medical team offers in-office thyroid testing and management services to address symptoms of hypothyroidism and other thyroid diseases. Using a custom treatment plan tailored to your needs, the team can help improve your overall health and wellness. Learn more about treating hypothyroidism by scheduling a consultation online or by calling the Henderson office.

Hypothyroidism Q & A

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly. The disorder is often known as an underactive thyroid condition, where your body can’t make enough hormones to regulate and ensure healthy function in the major systems of your body.

You may not make enough thyroid hormones because of underlying medical conditions, such as an autoimmune disease. If your thyroid has been surgically removed, it can also cause hormone production to stop. Certain medications can also influence your hormone levels.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

When thyroid hormone levels are too low, the major processes of your body begin to slow down. You can experience a wide range of symptoms as a result, including:

  • Dry skin
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Constipation
  • Chronic fatigue

With low thyroid hormone levels, you may also feel frequently cold.  

Many of which relate to other medical conditions. For this reason, you should seek an accurate diagnosis at Western Mountain Medical Center PC to ensure you receive the proper treatment.

How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

The medical team at Western Mountain Medical Center PC reviews your symptoms and discusses any existing health conditions, as well as your family’s medical history. This information can help them determine if you need a thyroid test or if your symptoms may relate to another medical condition.

To diagnose hypothyroidism, your provider performs an in-office blood test to evaluate your hormone levels.

What treatment options are available for hypothyroidism?

After confirming the condition, the Western Mountain Medical Center PC team creates a custom treatment plan designed to alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall health and wellness.

In many cases, hormone replacement therapy can address low hormone levels, replenishing what your body needs to function optimally. Your provider can monitor your therapy and make necessary changes to balance out your hormones based on your medical history and current symptoms.

Through routine follow-up appointments and regular blood tests, the team at Western Mountain Medical Center PC can help you manage hypothyroidism and restore your quality of life. They can also recommend necessary dietary changes to keep your hormone levels well-balanced, such as incorporating more whole, fresh foods into your diet and maintaining a healthy weight.

Learn more about managing hypothyroidism by calling the Henderson office for a consultation or using the online booking feature.