Hypothyroidism VS Hyperthyroidism Sing and Symptoms
Hypothyroidism, which affects women more commonly than men, occurs when the thyroidgland fails to produce sufficient thyroid hormone. This deficiency in thyroid hormone causes an overall decrease in metabolism.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Malfunction of pituitary gland
- Overuse of antithyroid drugs
- Use of radioactive iodine
Hyperthyroidism is the increased synthesis of thyroid hormone. It can result from overactivity (Graves’ disease) or a change in the thyroid gland (toxic nodular goiter).
- Autoimmune disease
- Pituitary tumors
- Psychological or physiologic stress
- Thyroid adenomas