For people diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, treatment may become too expensive to continue. Foregoing treatment can lead to side effects and even development of specific immune deficiencies. Advocate My Meds understands the importance of receiving Hypothyroidism treatment, which is why we offer discounts through Synthroid patient assistance programs. These programs help women prescribed with Synthroid by either discounting or covering the cost of the medication completely. Find out more about how Synthroid can help to manage your symptoms of Hypothyroidism and how Synthroid patient assistance can help you save money!
What is Hypothyroidism?
To understand how Synthroid works, we must first understand the condition it treats: Hypothyroidism. The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones responsible for regulating our rate of metabolism and levels of energy. Thyroid hormones (thyroxine) affect every organ and system of the body, and when the body produces too little, the body’s systems slow. This is known as Hypothyroidism. As a result of minimal thyroid hormone levels, individuals diagnosed may experience symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, feeling frigid, and more. Often, people get Hypothyroidism confused with the opposite disorder, Hyperthyroidism, which is when the body produces too many thyroid hormones.
Who is Affected by Hypothyroidism?
Contrary to popular myth, Hypothyroidism can affect anyone at any age. However, according to Synthroid’s studies, women are at risk up to seven times higher than their male counterparts. Most individuals affected by the condition do not know they are affected until proper diagnosis from a physician. Unfortunately, Hypothyroidism is a disease that is incurable and will remain with an individual throughout their entire lifetime. But, with the guidance and support of a physician, a treatment medication schedule can be determined to manage and even prevent symptoms of the condition.
What is Synthroid and how does it Work?
Synthroid is a prescription medication that can be prescribed by a doctor after an accurate diagnosis of hypothyroidism is determined. It’s a once daily taken pill that helps to keep the levels of thyroid hormones balanced so that symptoms are not experienced. It works to restore hormone balance through the use of levothyroxine sodium which mimics the job of the minimized thyroid hormones. Basically, it tricks the body into thinking that the thyroid hormone level is at a healthy number. Because the medication affects each individual differently, each person will need their very own measured dose. If the dose is slightly too high or too low, it may affect your thyroid hormone balance. Your doctor will work with you to determine your required dose.
Talking to your Doctor about Hypothyroidism
If you think that you may be experiencing symptoms of Hypothyroidism, the only way to get effective treatment is to get a prescription from your doctor. Before scheduling your visit, keep a log of your experienced symptoms. This will help you explain to your doctor exactly what you have been going through and help to decide which treatment may be effective for you. Make sure you are very descriptive, as symptoms may be a result of another disorder. If your doctor has determined that your symptoms are indeed a result of Hypothyroidism, ask him or her if a prescription for Synthroid is right for you.
Synthroid Patient Assistance and your Wallet
If your doctor has prescribed you with Synthroid, or you are planning to ask your doctor about a prescription for Synthroid, you may be eligible to receive discounts or coverage through the Synthroid patient assistance program. These programs are intended to help individuals who would otherwise be unable to pay for their Hypothyroid prescription treatment. If you think that you may be eligible to receive discounts through the Synthroid patient assistance program, visit our website which lists the eligibility requirements and please enroll today. Have questions about the Synthroid patient assistance program or how Advocate My Meds works? Give us a call today at 877-596-1604.