Hipotiroidismo

El hipotiroidismo es una disminución de la actividad de la glándula tiroides que puede afectar todas las funciones corporales. La tasa del metabolismo se reduce y resulta en un entorpecimiento mental y físico. El tipo más severo de hipotiroidismo es el mixedema, que es también una emergencia médica.Hipotiroidismo

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Last reviewed 6/7/2013 by Brent Wisse, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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