Author Archives: tactic2005

Hypothyroidism

Practice Essentials Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder resulting from deficiency of thyroid hormone. In the United States and other areas of adequate iodine intake, autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto disease) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism; worldwide, iodine deficiency remains the foremost cause. The image below depicts the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. Levels […]