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Question about underactive thyroid--is that just a mild form of hypothyroid?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Same condition

Hypothyroidism refers to the state in which the thyroid is under-producing thyroid hormone (= underactive in this function).
Most common forms of hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid gland) are: autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's disease), surgical removal of thyroid, excessive iodine intake, or after radio-active iodine ablation of thyroid gland.

In brief: Same condition

Hypothyroidism refers to the state in which the thyroid is under-producing thyroid hormone (= underactive in this function).
Most common forms of hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid gland) are: autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's disease), surgical removal of thyroid, excessive iodine intake, or after radio-active iodine ablation of thyroid gland.
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not a medical term

Underactive thyroid is not a medical term. I use that term to help distinguish hypo and hyper thyroidiism which sound too similar!

In brief: Not a medical term

Underactive thyroid is not a medical term. I use that term to help distinguish hypo and hyper thyroidiism which sound too similar!
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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