What Causes Hypothyroidism

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 Endocrinologist, discusses what causes Hypothyroidism. For more information on hypothyroidism please contact your local family physician or endocrinologist.

 Endocrinologist, discusses what causes Hypothyroidism. For more information on hypothyroidism please contact your local family physician or endocrinologist.

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What Causes Hypothyroidism Dr. Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE Endocrinologist

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Goldenberg, Endocrinologist, Thornhill, ON

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

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What Causes Hypothyroidism?

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Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid creates and releases too much thyroid hormone into your bloodstream.

Explanation:

Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream. This makes your metabolism slow down.

2

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Explanation:

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder. These and other autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system produces antibodies that attack your tissues.

3

Hypothyroidism does not affect your mental health.

Explanation:

The body's control of the thyroid levels helps stabilize mood. Patients with hypothyroidism may experience symptoms of depression, restlessness and anxiety. Studies have also found that people with bipolar disorder often have abnormal thyroid function.

4

Walnuts can interfere with thyroid hormone absorption.

Explanation:

Although nuts can be a good source of antioxidants and healthy fats, walnuts can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone. Avoid eating them around the time that you take your thyroid medication.

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Hypothyroidism symptoms can mimic other conditions.

Explanation:

Hypothyroidism symptoms often mimic other conditions, including blood disorders, depression and neurologic disorders.

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