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Infographic: Thyroid Function and Hypothyroidism

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Did you know?…

  • Over 12% of the US population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime
  • Up to 60% of individuals with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition
  • Hypothyroidism is the 2nd most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age

Thyroid hormone (TH) is essential for life and has numerous, critical functions in the body. In addition to regulating metabolism and mediating body weight and energy levels, TH is also involved in regulating many vital body functions including: breathing; heart rate; nervous systems; musculoskeletal health; reproductive health; body temperature; appetite; digestive functions; cholesterol, triglyceride and carbohydrate metabolism; and normal physical growth and mental development in children.

In this infographic, you will learn about:

  • Thyroid hormone functions in the body
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis and thyrotropic feedback control
  • The unique functions of TRH, TSH, T4, T3, rT3, and TPO
  • Thyroid function labs and considerations
  • Causes and symptoms of hypothyroidism
  • Prevalence statistics for thyroid conditions

For more information, download the thyroid infographic

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