Unlike hyperthyroidism, in hypothyroidism there is a deficit in the production of thyroid hormones. The main cause of this alteration of the thyroid gland is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but hypothyroidism can also be caused by:
- Removal of the thyroid gland, either totally or partially.
- Radioactive therapies used as cancer treatment.
- Diet low in iodine.
- The administration of certain drugs such as amiodarone.
By Gustavo Daniel Carti M.D. (gynecologist), José Carlos Mora Palma M.D. (gynaecologist), Laura García de Miguel M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Óscar Collado Ramos M.D. (gynaecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Marie Tusseau (invitra staff).
Last Update: 10/24/2023