Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema. If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement.

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If hypothyroidism is untreated, can myxedema coma occur?

Read about it. Myxedema coma is a relatively uncommon condition but it certainly can occur in persons with hypothyroidism. You can read about it by going to this link. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2485.html. Read more...