hypothyroidism

noun
hy·​po·​thy·​roid·​ism | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce hypothyroidism (audio) \

Definition of hypothyroidism

: deficient activity of the thyroid gland also : a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor

Examples of hypothyroidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Euthyrox is a medication used to treat hypothyroidism and its FDA label specifically states that it should not be taken to lose weight. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "This Man Is Convinced His Wife Is Secretly Drugging Him With Thyroid Medication to Make Him Lose Weight," 14 June 2019 Firshein begins by looking for underlying causes of fatigue or the ability to focus, such as hormone imbalance or conditions such as hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or Lyme disease. Vogue, "How I Learned to Find Focus Without Caffeine or an Adderall Prescription," 15 July 2019 For reference, hypothyroidism, a disease where the thyroid does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone, can cause weight gain. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "This Man Is Convinced His Wife Is Secretly Drugging Him With Thyroid Medication to Make Him Lose Weight," 14 June 2019 Prescriptions to treat chronic illnesses including hypothyroidism, plus supplies for a machine to treat sleep apnea, total more than $200 a month. Wendi C. Thomas, ProPublica, "The Nonprofit Hospital That Makes Millions, Owns a Collection Agency and Relentlessly Sues the Poor," 27 June 2019 That's bad news, considering 2,4-D has been linked to hypothyroidism, suppressed immune function, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer, among other ills. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Toxic Roundup Are You Eating?," 13 Mar. 2017 Patients treated at the Brain Fitness Lab undergo a comprehensive neuropsychiatric assessment to rule out other conditions that can mimic cognitive decline from chemo — like depression, hypothyroidism and vitamin deficiencies. Caitlin Granfield, miamiherald, "You've survived cancer, but your brain is fuzzy after the chemo. Here's what to do.," 29 May 2018 Doctors tested Emily for everything from bulging disks and hypothyroidism to lupus and multiple sclerosis — all came back negative. Leslie Goldman, Woman's Day, "More Women Have Fibromyalgia Than Breast Cancer," 10 Sep. 2017 Hyperthyroidism causes periods to occur further apart, while hypothyroidism causes the body to have more frequent, heavier-flowing periods. Kenny Thapoung, Marie Claire, "3 Signs There's Something Wrong with Your Period," 15 Oct. 2015

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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hypothyroidism

noun
hy·​po·​thy·​roid·​ism | \ -ˌiz-əm How to pronounce hypothyroidism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypothyroidism

: deficient activity of the thyroid gland also : a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor

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