Hypothyroidism is a very common medical condition in which your body is unable to produce an adequate amount of thyroid hormone. The most common cause of this is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which occurs when your immune system attacks your thyroid gland. Another common cause is surgery that requires a partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland.
Regardless of the cause, hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain, fatigue, constipation, and brittle hair and nails. That is why Dr. Mathur checks all patients' thyroid function at the initial consultation if this has not already been checked within the last year.
If you have had a sudden change in your weight or any of the other symptoms listed above, you may have hypothyroidism. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mathur today for evaluation and treatment of this disorder.