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Thyroid Awareness Month - January 2019

Hypothyroidism is defined as having an underactive thyroid gland, meaning that the thyroid can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. The thyroid’s function is to make thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. Environmental iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism on a worldwide basis. The most common causes of hypothyroidism in the United States are autoimmune diseases, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, surgical removal of the thyroid, and radiation treatment.1,2 Click Here for full article