Causes of hypothyroidism - An Overview

There are 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.

In addition to the above causes of hypothyroidism there are many other reasons or causes for person to get hypothyroidism.
Nonexistence of brain hormones will causes of hypothyroidism it means that any things happen to the pituitary gland or destroy the hypothalamus causes of hypothyroidism. The foods that causes of hypothyroidism are as follows cabbage, cauliflower, corn, kale, Brussels sprouts, almond seeds. Avoiding these foods in you diet it will cure the hypothyroidism with in 3 to six weeks.

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, won’t 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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