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Hypothyroidism by Mind Map: Hypothyroidism

1. Signs and Symptoms

1.1. Fatigue

1.2. weight gain

1.3. dry skin

1.4. hair loss

1.5. increased sensitivity to cold

1.6. depression

1.7. aches and pains

1.8. swelling of hands and feet

1.9. heavy or irregular menstrual periods

2. Causes

2.1. Autoimmune response causes Hoshimotos Thyroiditis

2.2. Insufficient Iodine intake

2.3. Autoimmune response ideology is unknown

3. Diagnosis

3.1. Physical exam shows enlarged thyroid

3.2. Blood testing confirming low T3 and T4 and increased levels of TSH

3.3. Antibody screening for autoimmune disease

3.4. ultrasound of the tyroid

4. Treatment

4.1. Thyroid hormone replacement

5. Prevention

5.1. Unknown prevention for Hoshimotos Thyroiditis

5.2. Diet rich in sufficient amounts of iodine