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hypothyroidism:

see thyroid glandthyroid gland,
endocrine gland, situated in the neck, that secretes hormones necessary for growth and proper metabolism. It consists of two lobes connected by a narrow segment called the isthmus. The lobes lie on either side of the trachea, the isthmus in front of it.
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Hypothyroidism

 

decreased functioning of the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is a mild form of myxedema. Its basic symptoms are fatigue, slowing down of physical and mental activity, somnolence, sluggishness, decreased memory, sensitivity to cold, puffiness of the face, edematous eyelids, dryness of skin, loss of hair, constipation, and lowered basal metabolism. The treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone therapy.

hypothyroidism

[¦hī·pō′thī‚rȯi‚diz·əm]
(medicine)
Condition caused by deficient secretion of the thyroid hormone.
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Today there is some controversy about which medication should be used to treat hypothyroidism.
A recent Indian study by Marwaha RK et al [9] on dyslipidaemia in subclinical hypothyroidism in an Indian population shows that no atherogenic lipid abnormalities were found in adult subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism with TSH < 10.
As long as you're taking it, hypothyroidism, even severe hypothyroidism, can be managed," he said.
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Conclusion: The frequency of Congenital Hypothyroidism is notably higher in pediatric community than reported in most other countries.
The conclusion is that there is no benefit from levothyroxine in older adults who have subclinical hypothyroidism.
Compared to men, women are at more risk of developing hypothyroidism.
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH-I) is not an unusual disorder with a frequency of, approximately 5-10%, in the general population1.
Conclusion: Both the clinical pregnancy rate and the take-home baby rate is lower in women with subclinical hypothyroidism at the time of ICSI cycle.
While most of the insights on the effects of physical activity on QoL come from the oncology literature, there is an apparent benefit for patients with hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis or thyroidectomy.
Conclusion: The study demonstrates hypothyroidism in a significant number of hyper transfused b- thalassemic patients, emphasizing the importance of monitoring thyroid functions in thalassemic patients, particularly in those receiving suboptimal chelation.