Hypothyroidism, or the under activity of the thyroid gland, is a condition which occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormones, and/or there is a failure of the tissues to receive thyroid hormones, and/or other causes. Some causes of a thyroid disorder are common; some are more rare. Below is an outline of those potential causes of which some can be corrected and others will need medication. 1. Heredity 2. Iodine Insufficiency 3. Hashimoto’s Disease 4. Overtreatment for Graves Hyperthyroid or Hashi’s with Radioactive Iodine 5. Thyroid Removal Surgery 6. Radiation of the face/neck/chest 7. Tumor on the Pituitary Gland 8. Trauma from Accidents or Surgery 9. Prolonged acute stress 10. Pharmaceutical Drug Induced 11. Over consumption of Goitrogenic Foods 12. Over consumption of Soy Products 13. Cigarette Smoking 14. Pregnancy/Childbirth 15. Environmental Exposures 16. Perchlorate and Other Toxic Chemicals Exposure.
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