Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormally low thyroid hormone production


  • Amiodarone
  • Anti-thyroid drugs
  • Congenital defects
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Idiopathic atrophy
  • Infiltrative diseases (uncommon)
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Lithium
  • Pituitary/hypothalamic dysfunction(rare)
  • Postpartum thyroiditis
  • Radiation to the brain
  • Radiation treatments to the neck to treat different cancers, which may also damage the thyroid gland
  • Radioactive iodine used to treat hyperthyroidism
  • Surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland
  • Viral thyroiditis( causes hyperthyroidism; is often followed by temporary or permanent hypothyroidism)

 Symptoms And Signs

Early Symptoms —

  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dry and Scaly Skin
  • Heavy or Irregular Periods
  • Muscle Aches and Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Restricted growth(Children)
  • Sensitivity To cold
  • Slowness in body and mind
  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain

Late symptoms

  • Anaemia
  • Deafness
  • Dull facial expressions
  • Low-pitched and hoarse voice
  • Puffy-looking face
  • Slow heart rate
  • Thinned (or partly missing) eyebrows


  • Thyroid function test
    • Raised level of TSH indicates an underactive thyroid.
    • A low level of T4 confirms hypothyroidism.
  • Blood test
    • cholesterol
    • liver enzymes
    • prolactin
    • sodium

Treatment of hypothyroidism

  • Ayurvedic Medicines based on individual Prakriti provide a complete cure for this disease.
  • Thyroid intake orally.

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