Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism refers to an underactive thyroid or low thyroid function, and is an endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones.[1]

Causes[edit | edit source]

Hypothyroidism has a number of different causes, including:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto's disease
  • Congenital hypothyroidism, which is when a person is born with hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid surgery that removes all or part of the thyroid
  • Past radiation treatment of the thyroid
  • Other causes include certain medicines, too much or too little iodine in the diet, or pituitary disease (which is another endocrine disease).[1]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)". National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Retrieved Oct 8, 2020. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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