Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough specific hormones. Hypothyroidism can not cause any visible symptoms at an early stage. Over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a range of health problems, including obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease. To diagnose hypothyroidism, accurate thyroid function tests are available. The treatment with a synthetic thyroid hormone is usually simple, safe and effective.
Hypothyroidism is an abnormal state of the thyroid gland in which it fails to produce enough amounts of its hormones due to iodine deficiency, autoimmune or pituitary disorder or any damage from surgery, radiation, and infection. This condition is diagnosed by the following symptoms. It is generally treated by hormonal therapy.