Low awareness and under-diagnosis of hypothyroidism

  title={Low awareness and under-diagnosis of hypothyroidism},
  author={Ulrike Gottwald-Hostalek and Barbara Schulte},
  journal={Current Medical Research and Opinion},
  pages={59 - 64}
Abstract Hypothyroidism is a common condition with a prevalence that varies according to local dietary iodine availability, gender and age. The symptoms of hypothyroidism are generally nonspecific, with considerable overlap with other conditions and with the consequences for the health of advancing age. These symptoms are not useful for diagnosing hypothyroidism and a thyroid function test is required for a firm clinical diagnosis. Lack of knowledge and understanding of hypothyroidism, and a… 
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