Definitions for "Hypothyroidism"
syndrome associated with decreased secretion of thyroxin.
a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone
Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by too little thyroid hormone in the body. Symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, intolerance to cold, decreased appetite, constipation, hoarseness, menstrual irregularities, dry skin and hair changes.
Relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia" Pernicious anemia is associated with other autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto's disease, a form of hypothyroidism..."
An elevated copper tissue level is frequently associated with hypothyroidism, particularly when the zinc/copper ratio is greater than 10.00/1. The ideal zinc/copper ratio is 8.00/1.