There are many causes of hypothyroidism
Some of the common ones are Hashimoto’s disease, lack of iodine, medications, radiation therapy and thyroid surgery.
What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition whereby your thyroid gland does not produce enough of the crucial thyroid hormone needed to perform important body functions – primarily to take care of your metabolism. Hypothyroidism, also known as Underactive Thyroid, is more likely to affect women. Diagnosis is undertaken using tests which measure the thyroid in the blood.
Hypothyroidism caused by the thyroid gland is called primary hypothyroidism.
If another problem changes the ability of the thyroid to make hormones, then it is known as secondary hypothyroidism.