Hypothyroidism Center

Hypothyroidism is when your body doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone. Since the main purpose of thyroid hormone is to run the body's metabolism, people with hypothyroidism will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for hypothyroidism in our Hypothyroidism Center.

Featured Hypothyroidism Articles

Hypothyroidism: Too Little Thyroid Hormone
Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones. The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 help regulate your body’s metabolism and how you use energy. Get the basics on this very common thyroid condition.
What Is Thyroiditis?
Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland. There are several kinds of thyroiditis. Read about the 3 main types and their symptoms, causes, and treatments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (the most common), De Quervain's thyroiditis, and silent thyroiditis.
Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
The thyroid diseases hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are relatively common in pregnancy and important to treat. Learn why it is important to pay attention to symptoms experienced during pregnancy and why it is important to bring them to your doctor's attention.
Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone
Specifics on thyroid blood tests and what they mean. Medications to treat hypothyroidism. What to do when your hormone levels aren't quite normal.
Your Thyroid Gland
Learn the basics of thyroid disease, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, and goiters. Article also explains thyroid hormones and what they do.
Diagnosing Hyperthyroidism: Overactivity of the Thyroid Gland
Hyperthyroid tests and thyroid x-rays to diagnose hyperthyroidism. Part of the largest thyroid site on the internet, written by experts for patients. Easy to understand with patient x-rays and illustrations.