DR A QURESHI, MBChB,MD,FRCP
  Endocrinologist | Diabetes Consultant | Harley Street Clinic

 

13-14 Devonshire Street London W1G 7AE Tel: ++44 (0)7733 595 617

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HYPOTHYROIDISM

Who it affects
Hypothyroidism is a common disorder affecting 5% of the general population.

What gland is involved
The thyroid gland lies in the front part of the neck just under skin and below the thyroid cartilage (Adam`s apple).

Symptoms
Patients with hypothyroidism may experience symptoms such as tiredness, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin and hair loss.

Diagnosis
Hypothyroidism is diagnosed with blood tests including TSH, free T4 +/- free T3.

Treatment
Treatment is with levothyroxine tablets. The dose is usually titrated over many months whilst monitoring blood tests.

Prognosis
An under active thyroid is usually a lifelong disorder. Blood test are performed at intervals to ensure the correct dose of Levothyroxine is taken. Patients with hypothyroidism are entitled to free prescriptions in the NHS.
 

ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS
Adrenal Insufficiency
Addison's Disease
Conn's syndrome
Cushing's Syndrome
Goitre (enlarged thyroid)
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hirsutism
Hypercalcaemia
Hyperparathroidism

ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS
Hypopituitarism
Hyperprolactinaemia
Hyperthyroidism
Hypopituitarism
Hypothyroidism
Obesity
Osteoporosis
Pituitary Tumour
Phaeochromocytoma

ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Primary Adrenal Failure
Prolactinomas
Radioiodine
Thyroid nodule
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroiditis
Type 1 diabetes (insulin pumps)
Type 2 diabetes

TREATMENTS
Adrenal surgery
Bariatric surgery
Parathyroid surgery
Pituitary surgery
Radioiodine
Thyroid surgery


DICTIONARY

Endocrine Dictionary

       

Dr A Qureshi is a consultant endocrinologist and diabetologist who consults at The Harley Street Clinic, London, UK.  He specialises in disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypopituitarism, Addison’s disease, hypertension and diabetes. 
To arrange an appointment, please call:

APPOINTMENTS :   ++44 (0)7733  595 617

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is general and not specific endocrine or diabetes advice.
Patients should always consultant their physician or an endocrinology specialist. For further details please read the full disclaimer.