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 327
30s 779
40s 1,429
50s 1,533
60s 682
70+ 115

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 401
20-29 years 593
30-39 years 652
40-49 years 452
50-59 years 184
60-69 years 31
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,086
Not Diagnosed 63

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