Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments for Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism—when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone—is extremely common, but it’s also a very treatable thyroid disorder. This slideshow explains the common causes, symptoms, and treatments of hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism—also called underactive thyroid—is the most common thyroid disorder. It happens when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, which is essential because thyroid hormone helps regulate important body processes, such as your metabolism. But with low thyroid function, these body processes slow down.