If you are having difficulty getting pregnant, you must know the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Center in NYC – is one of a handful of fertility doctors who offers testing and treatment for hypothyroidism as part of infertility treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Most women don’t even know where their thyroid is located on the body. Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped mass of tissue located in the neck. This powerful little gland can have a great impact on your looks as well as your health. Despite its small size, the thyroid plays a critical role in determining how a woman’s body functions – including her fertility.
Below is a list of the common signs and symptoms indicative of a thyroid problem.
Hypothyroidism and the Thyroid Gland
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of two thyroid hormones – Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). The thyroid gland is a small organ at the base of the throat that is regulates your metabolism.
The pituitary gland secretes a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) that triggers the thyroid to make and release T3 and T4 hormones.
- Primary hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t make enough T3 and T4 despite being instructed to do so by the pituitary gland.
- Secondary hypothyroidism occurs when there’s too little TSH stimulating the thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism Diagnostic Testing Expertise
Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC – has decades of research and clinical experience in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism. Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.
Your initial consultation with the Doctor can be conducted via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.
Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – post your comments and questions below.