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What can cause hypothyroidism?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune, surgery

The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid.
Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too.

In brief: Autoimmune, surgery

The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid.
Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too.
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