Hypothyroidism

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What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. The reasons for hypothyroidism may include an underlying autoimmune disease, inflammation, imbalance of iodine levels, certain medications, surgical removal of the thyroid or radiation treatment.

What is it like to have Hypothyroidism?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Hypothyroidism and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Hypothyroidism patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 29
20s 315
30s 761
40s 1,332
50s 1,463
60s 622
70+ 106

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 373
20-29 years 554
30-39 years 604
40-49 years 420
50-59 years 169
60-69 years 29
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,880
Not Diagnosed 59

These charts show data from Hypothyroidism patients who have completed their condition history
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