Central hypothyroidism

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What is central hypothyroidism?

Central hypothyroidism is defined as a reduction in circulating thyroid hormone as a result of inadequate stimulation of a normal thyroid gland by TSH and may be secondary, due to pituitary disease, or tertiary, due to hypothalamic dysfunction.

Common symptoms reported by people with central hypothyroidism

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

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Treatments taken by people for central hypothyroidism

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
42
Tried for
central hypothyroidism (2)

Data from patients with central hypothyroidism, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with central hypothyroidism

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for central hypothyroidism (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
central hypothyroidism (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with central hypothyroidism, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has central hypothyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 40 say central hypothyroidism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 7
40s 20
50s 33
60s 33
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 9
Female 101

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 48
Not Diagnosed 3

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