Overt and ‘Subclinical’ Hypothyroidism in Women

@article{Wartofsky2006OvertA,
  title={Overt and ‘Subclinical’ Hypothyroidism in Women},
  author={Leonard Wartofsky and Douglas van Nostrand and Kenneth D Burman},
  journal={Obstetrical \& Gynecological Survey},
  year={2006},
  volume={61},
  pages={535-542}
}
Thyroid disease in general, and hypothyroidism in particular, are very common in women. In the USA, the most common cause of primary thyroid deficiency is on an autoimmune basis due to lymphocytic (Hashimoto) thyroiditis. Because there are thyroid hormone receptors in virtually every tissue of the body, the manifestations of hypothyroidism are varied, but problems with abnormal menses, conception, fertility, and pregnancy can be especially troubling in young women. The single most important… 
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