Is thyroid abnormalities life threatening? Can I delay treatment?
Hello, I am 35 years old. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Doctor has prescribed me one medicine. I have some aversion in allopathy. I would like to know is this problem life threatening and can I delay the treatment by giving my body an opportunity to revive in its own.
@ambika Hypothyroidism is a condition where there isn’t enough thyroid hormone in your bloodstream and your metabolism slows down. Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid doesn’t create and release enough thyroid hormone into your body. This makes your metabolism slow down, affecting you entire body. Also known as underactive thyroid disease, hypothyroidism is fairly common. In most cases, hypothyroidism is treated by replacing the amount of hormone that your thyroid is no longer making. This is typically done with a medication. One medication that is commonly used is called levothyroxine. Taken orally, this medication increases the amount of thyroid hormone your body produces, evening out your levels.