Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism (pronounced /ˌhaɪpɵˈθaɪrɔɪdɪzəm/) is a deficiency of thyroid hormone in humans and other vertebrates. It can be due to an abnormality in the thyroid gland, or less commonly, the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. It can result from a lack of a thyroid gland. It can also be due to iodine-131 used to treat thyroid cancer, its surgical removal. Cretinism is a form of hypothyroidism found in infants.

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Signs and symptoms

In adults, hypothyroidism is associated with the following symptoms:[1][2][3]

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