What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?


Hypothyroidism is defined as low thyroid function, while hyperthyroidism refers to an overactive thyroid. The thyroid gland, present in both men and women, controls the rate of metabolism for every cell in the body. This means it guides how quickly your cells use energy, grow, and repair themselves. Both hypo- and hyperthyroidism occur more frequently in women than in men, particularly in relation to pregnancy and perimenopause. We view the thyroid as an integral part of a woman’s overall health picture.

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