Iodine deficiency is the main cause of hypothyroidism. However, it can also be caused due to inflammation of the thyroid gland, pituitary or hypothalamic disease or certain medications.
Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to maintain the body's metabolism, people with hypothyroidism will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism. The symptoms of are subtle and non-specific.
Blood tests measuring the T3, T4 and TSH levels can help confirm the diagnosis of hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism can be easily and completely treated with thyroid hormone replacement.
Overproduction of thyroid hormone leads to hyperthyroidism.
Latest Publications and Research on HypothyroidismThe Effect of the Bariatric Surgery Type on the Levothyroxine Dose of Morbidly Obese Hypothyroid Patients. - Published by PubMed
The socioeconomic determinants for transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: a review of New York State from 1995 to 2015. - Published by PubMed
Patients on levothyroxine replacement in the community: association between hypothyroidism symptoms, co-morbidities and their quality of life. - Published by PubMed
A Case of Euthyroid Graves' Ophthalmopathy in a Patient Sero-Negative for TSH Receptor Autoantibody. - Published by PubMed
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