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Hypothyroidism results from the thyroid gland producing an insufficient
amount of thyroid hormone. It can develop from problems within the thyroid
gland, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can
Poor concentration or feeling mentally "foggy"
Muscle and joint aches
Prolonged or excessive menstrual
bleeding in women
Some common causes of hypothyroidism include:
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland)
Thyroid hormone resistance
Other types of thyroiditis
(inflammation of the thyroid), such as acute thyroiditis and postpartum thyroiditis