Underactive Thyroid occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce the required amount of hormones. Some common signs associated with Underactive Thyroid are gaining of weight, frequent tiredness and feelings of depression. Daily tablets can help to provide the body with the required hormones. This situation is mostly caused by the immune system, which mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, thereby preventing its smooth functioning or due to damages caused to the thyroid gland through treatment procedures for thyroid cancer or overactive thyroid. Thyroid function tests are administered to accurately diagnose the problem. Almost 1 in 3500-4500 babies are born with this problem.
HOW IS UNDERACTIVE THYROID DIAGNOSED?
Dry and scaly skin may be an unexpected but sure sign of Underactive Thyroid.