Causes of hypothyroidism - An Overview
no single causes of hypothyroidism, there are many causes of hypothyroidism,
listing out some of the causes of hypothyroidism like genetic defects
and the most two important causes of hypothyroidism are iodine deficiency
and the other one is chronic thyroiditis. The most common causes of
hypothyroidism through out the world are iodine deficiency.
Drugs also one of the causes of hypothyroidism these drugs will block the conversion of T4 to T3. The drugs, which causes of hypothyroidism, are aminodarone, antithyroid drugs, lithium, used for psychiatric treatment, propranolol, steroids like prednisone and hydrocortisone.Bacterial and viral infection will harm the thyroid gland, It also the causes of hypothyroidism, this cause of hypothyroidism by infection, wont result in permanent hypothyroidism and it can be cured effectively. Pregnancy is also one of the causes of hypothyroidism, many pregnant women is also associated with the hypothyroidism.
Immune system is also responsible for the causes of hypothyroidism. If immune system is week, then the viruses and bacteria affect it, then it leads to hypothyroidism. The protein, antibodies will helps to destroy the bacteria that affect the immune system. Radioactive iodine therapy is used to cure the hyperthyroidisms but this therapy helps to destroy the thyroid gland and it also one of the causes of hypothyroidism. Removing the thyroids glands or thyroid glands are not functioning properly also result in hypothyroidism.
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