an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
Hypothyroidism is a state in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Iodine deficiency is often cited as the most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide but it can be caused by many other factors. It can result from the lack of a thyroid gland or from iodine-131 treatment, and can also be associated with increased stress. Severe hypothyroidism in infants can result in cretinism. A 2011 study concluded that about 8% of women over 50 and men over 65 in the UK suffer from an under-active thyroid and that as many as 100,000 of these people could benefit from treatment they are currently not receiving.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA.
The numerical value of hypothyroidism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of hypothyroidism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Worldwide, iodine deficiency is one of the causes ofan enlarged thyroid glandand hypothyroidism, however, iodine deficiency is rare in developed countries due to supplementation in table salt and certain foods such as dairy and bread.
This checklist of 10 reasons your internal thermostat is out of whack can help you get a handle on why you're chronically freezing your butt off. You're too thin Low body weight — defined as a BMI hovering around 18.5 or under — can chill you out for a couple of reasons. First, when you're underweight, you lack an adequate level of body fat to insulate you from cold temperatures, explained Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles – based nutritionist. The other thing is, to maintain that low BMI, you have to reduce your food intake so you likely aren't eating very much at all. Skimping on calories puts the brakes on your metabolism, so you don't create enough body heat. Consider putting on a few pounds by loading up on whole, healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. RELATED : Subtle Signs of Eating Disorders Your Thyroid is out of whack Add cold intolerance to the long list of health issues you can blame on the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism, which means Your Thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone.
Images & Illustrations of hypothyroidism
Translations for hypothyroidism
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قصور الدرقيةArabic
- hüpotüreoos, kilpnäärme alatalitlusEstonian
- kilpirauhasen vajaatoimintaFinnish
- תת פעילות של בלוטת התריסHebrew
- niedoczynność tarczycyPolish
- hipotiroidizam, хипотироидизам, хипотиреоза, hipotireozaSerbo-Croatian
- hypothyroidism کےUrdu
- sự giảm hoạt động của tuyến giápVietnamese
Get even more translations for hypothyroidism »
Find a translation for the hypothyroidism definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these hypothyroidism definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"hypothyroidism." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 28 May 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/hypothyroidism>.