What is it?

Hypothyroidism is the term used when your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. The Thyroid Hormone is responsible for your body’s use of energy.
Central hypothyroidism refers to an anatomic or functional disorder of the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Central hypothyroidism

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of central hypothyroidism are similar to those of primary hypothyroidism and usually include:
- Fatigue
- Cold intolerance
- Weight gain
- Depression
If your central hypothyroidism is caused by a cerebral mass other signs may be seen, such as:
- Decreased libido
- Infertility
- Weakness
- Nausea
- Vomiting

Diagnosis

Your healthcare provider will ask you about your medical history and symptoms. According to you answer they may choose to refer you to blood tests including serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (T4) concentrations.
In contrary to the more common hypothyroidism, which manifest with high levels of TSH, in central hypothyroidism TSH may be low, normal, or minimally elevated and T4 is low.
You may then referred to an Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of your brain to look after a cerebral mass.

Treatment

Treatment of central hypothyroidism is by thyroid hormone replacement - Levothyroxine.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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