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It decreases the secretion of hormones from the thyroid gland, which results in underactive thyroid.
Currently, there is no way of preventing an underactive thyroid as most cases are usually caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid gland whilst destroying it.
Cases of hypothyroidism( underactive thyroid) are more common than hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid).
In some cases, "it's debatable whether the thyroid is underactive or whether it's an adjustment of hormone economy," Garber said.
Of those who got tested, a higher-than-expected number - 15 percent - had an underactive thyroid.
Type What it does Symptoms include: Underactive thyroid Decreases Lethargy, weight gain, (hypothyroidism) the body's sluggish bowel metabolic movements, rate sensitivity to cold Overactive thyroid Increases the Weight loss, increased (hyperthyroidism) body's appetite, excessive metabolic rate perspiration, more frequent bowel movements, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, heart palpitations.
Having an underactive thyroid means the gland in the neck doesn't make enough of the hormone thyroxine.
4] called levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl) when the gland is underactive or removed because of thyroid cancer or Graves' disease, the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the United States.
For example, if the thyroid is underactive because the hypothalamus is suppressed (as is common in fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain), the TSH test, which is the most often used to evaluate thyroid function, may appear to be normal or even suggest an overactive thyroid.
This is the first study, however, to find a negative effect on heart function when the thyroid was only mildly underactive.
A joint US-Israeli research project has discovered that the drug L-thyroxin, most commonly used for the treatment of an underactive thyroid, can halve the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC).