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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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 27
20s 329
30s 784
40s 1,449
50s 1,553
60s 688
70+ 120

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 404
20-29 years 599
30-39 years 660
40-49 years 457
50-59 years 185
60-69 years 32
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,117
Not Diagnosed 63

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