Hypothyroidism

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is underactive. It does not make enough hormones.

What are possible causes?
  • Removal of part or all of the thyroid
  • Inflammation of thyroid
  • Hashimoto's disease
What are some symptoms?
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Thinning hair
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Joint pain
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
What to do?
  • Choose a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Eat a consistent amount of carbohydrates
  • Regular physical activity
  • Avoid too much iodine
  • Consult a doctor or dietitian before making big changes
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