Thyroid hormone replacement therapy has become the most common and reliable treatment of hypothyroidism. Treating infertility – including recurrent miscarriage – is benefited through the use of hormone replacement therapy. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland found in the lower part of your neck. This gland plays a major role in correctly regulating your metabolism and energy.
Fertility Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Many women suffering from infertility do not recognize the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Once hypothyroidism symptoms – like weight gain and fatigue leading to obesity and joint pain – are pinpointed, serious medical conditions like infertility can be successfully treated.
Below is a list of the common signs and symptoms indicative of a thyroid problem.
Hypothyroidism and the Thyroid Gland
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 Hormone Replacement Therapy Expertise
Dr. Hugh Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a commonly undiagnosed condition among women suffering from infertility.
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.