Hypothyroidism

Also indexed as:Low Thyroid Function, Thyroid (Low)
Get a handle on hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland fails to function adequately the result is reduced hormone levels. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Get a handle on hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland fails to function adequately the result is reduced hormone levels. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Find the cause

    See your doctor to consider underlying health issues that may be causing your hypothyroidism

  • Check your iodine intake

    Consult with a nutritionist to learn whether you are getting too little or too much iodine from food, medications, and supplements

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