AKA: Underactive Thyroid

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a disease where the thyroid has too little or too much iodine. This results in it not making enough of the thyroid hormone causing a plethora of other problems.

What are the symptoms?

  • Weight Gain
  • Fatigue
  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • Brittle Nails
  • Enlarged Thyroid
  • Irritability
  • Slow Heat Rate
  • High Cholesterol
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Person with Hypothyroidism

Fun Facts/Warnings/Terrifying Facts

  • Women are more susceptible to any problems with the Thyroid than men
  • Because this will increase your cholesterol it also makes you more susceptible to heart disease, cancer, general unhealthiness, etc.
  • This is a common disease
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid) : Symptoms of Hypothyroidism, Treatment and Diet Plan

How is it Treated?

There is a synthetic thyroid hormone that they give to you called T4 it can take months to get the proper amount for the person. This eliminates the need for a functioning thyroid resulting in a healthy normal person.