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What are the causes and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the causes of hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism results from a variety of causes, and finding the cause determines the treatment. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to make antibodies that attack the thyroid and produces chronic inflammation of the thyroid, which decreases the gland’s ability to produce thyroid hormone. This is the most prevalent cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is more common in women […]

By | December 14th, 2016|

Current and past treatments for hypothyroidism

The goal of treating hypothyroidism is to replace the deficient thyroid hormone. This is done with oral medication, using the synthetic thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) or levothyroxine. This treatment is proven to be safe and effective with more consistent results.

Most people notice an improvement in their symptoms within two weeks of starting treatment, however, if the problem is severe, it may take longer to take effect. It may […]

By | December 14th, 2016|