Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid Hormone to keep the body functioning normally.

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Hypothyroidism Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary widely, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. But in general, any problems you do have tend to develop slowly, often over a number of years...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your thyroid gland produces two main hormones, thyroxine (T-4) and triiodothyronine (T-3). They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates, help control your body temperature, in...
Source: MayoClinic

Hypothyroidism Treatment

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Complications
... Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a number of health problems: Goiter. Constant stimulation of your thyroid to release more hormones may cause the gland to become larger — a condition known a...
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Treatment
... Standard treatment for an underactive thyroid involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid). The oral medication restores adequate hormone levels, shifting ...
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Hypothyroidism Other

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Hypothyroidism
... What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located just below the Adam’s apple. The primary function of the thyroid is to control the body’s metabolism (the rate at which...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Thyroid Disease
... Understanding the thyroid The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, that rests in the middle of the lower neck. Its primary function is to control the body’s metabolism (rate at which cel...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Hypothyroidism Treatment

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Get To Know Your Endocrine System
... The endocrine system is like a symphony with several glands working both alone and together to orchestrate bodily functions. Each endocrine gland--thyroid, pancreas, pineal, thymus, ovaries, testes, a...
Source: HealthWorld

Hypothyroidism
... Hypothyroidism is an underactivity of the thyroid resulting in too little production of thyroid hormone. Although it may be caused by a variety of diseases that affect the hypothalamus and pituitary g...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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