Hypothyroidism means you do not have enough thyroid hormones, which are made by the thyroid gland, located in the lower, front of the neck. Thyroid hormones regulate the body's energy. When levels of thyroid hormones are abnormally low, the body burns energy more slowly, and vital functions, such as heartbeat and temperature regulation, slow down.
In 95% of cases of hypothyroidism, the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormones. Causes of this include:
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