- Hypothyroidism refers to any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal.
- There are many disorders that result in hypothyroidism.
- The thyroid gland is regulated by another gland that is located in the brain, the pituitary.
- Hypothyroidism is a very common condition.
- The symptoms of hypothyroidism are often subtle, but can include increased cholesterol levels, depression, and fatigue.
- A blood test is used to confirm hypothyroidism.
- With the exception of certain conditions, the treatment of hypothyroidism requires life-long medication.