from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
- n. A pathological condition resulting from severe thyroid insufficiency, which may lead to cretinism or myxedema.
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- n. The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pathological condition in which there is diminished activity of the thyroid gland.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
The non-diagnosis and mismanagement of hypothyroidism is not only catastrophic for the patients concerned but is a financial drain on the Welsh economy, the NHS, the Benefits Systems and Social Services Systems throughout Wales.
This is called hypothyroidism underactive thyroid.
Specific TSH cutoffs, thyroid antibodies may estimate long-term hypothyroidism risk
However, some women develop long-term hypothyroidism and need lifelong thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
Long-term hypothyroidism in women significantly increases the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), according to the results of a study published in
• Thyroid problems: About one in twenty women don’t produce adequate thyroid hormones; this is called hypothyroidism.
It is felt that the current method of diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism, which is dependent on the interpretation of blood tests, [whilst often ignoring the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism], is flawed and has led to a failure to diagnose and/or adequately treat this debilitating condition in many thousands of patients, rendering many of them profoundly disabled.
It is felt that the current method of diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism, which is dependent on the interpretation of blood tests, whilst often ignoring the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, is flawed and has led to a failure to diagnose and/or adequately treat this debilitating condition in many thousands of patients, rendering many of them profoundly disabled.
While most have a problem with a lazy thyroid, one that makes too little of those hormones commonly known as hypothyroidism, about one percent of all Americans suffer from the opposite, an overzealous thyroid or hyperthyroidism.
Too little can cause a goiterlike condition known as hypothyroidism and too much can also have an antithyroid, or toxic, effect on hormone production.