The thyroid glands in our neck is in charge of secreting the thyroid hormone which controls quite a few functions in the body. For several explanations that gland might be over active or underactive and result in a disturbance within that body operations that the hormone is responsible for. These conditions are known as hyperthyroidism if you have a lot of thyroid hormone and hypothyroidism should there be not enough. Hypothyroidism is the more widespread one and could be a primary condition with the thyroid gland or it might be resulting from a issue with the control systems of the gland. The primary cause is a more frequent reason for hypothyroidism and could be resulting from an autoimmune process affecting the thyroid gland. If this is extreme in older adults, it may cause and get known as myxoedema and in children it leads to just what was in the past identified as cretinism. The secondary cause is if there is a problem in the pituitary gland which manages the thyroid gland. It can possibly happen if your thyroid gland needs to be removed operatively or has radiotherapy for a cancer. There is a problem which is known as subclinical hypothyroidism […] read more