HYPOTHYROIDISM – causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid gland, is a disease that affects the thyroid gland. It is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to be released into the blood stream. This could be due to an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s disease, congenital absence of the gland or from surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Underactive thyroid gland can lead to defunct in normal metabolic activities of the body. What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a h-shaped or butterfly shaped endocrine gland located…

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