Hypothyroidism

Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Hypothyroidism is the decreased production of thyroid hormones that, depending on when it occurs, can affect to a greater or lesser extent to the development of vital organs. Suffers a very small percentage of the population and their causes can be congenital, environmental, removal of the thyroid gland or treatment with various drugs such as iodine or lithium. For hypothyroidism in children, caused by congenital causes, it is often done to babies clinic (heel prick) test. On the other hand, because during early pregnancy, expectant mothers require an unusual effort on your thyroid gland, one of the risks encountered is hypothyroidism during pregnancy, to be monitored especially for the successful development the fetus and the health of the mother. Idiopathic primary hypothyroidism occurs due to thyroid antibodies, or other cause autoimmune disorders (autoimmune hypothyroidism). Usually have symptoms of muscle fatigue, shortness of breath or pain in the thyroid area, hair loss, dry skin and rough and progressive deterioration of intellectual activity.

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