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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?

  • 4,926patients have this condition
  • 41new patients joined this month
  • 793say Hypothyroidism is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 29
20s 316
30s 758
40s 1,329
50s 1,463
60s 619
70+ 106


Distribution of females vs. males

91% Females
9% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 374
20-29 years 552
30-39 years 601
40-49 years 419
50-59 years 169
60-69 years 28
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,871
Not Diagnosed 59

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