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It is the condition of insufficient thyroid hormone.
The problems can be originated from the thyroid glands or from the pituitary gland or even from the hypothalamus.
1. chronic inflammation
The most common cause of this is autoimmune dysfunction where the auto-immune system attacks the thyroid gland. It is called autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease (橋本病), (also called chronic lymphocyctic thyroiditis).
3. weak signal from the pituitary caused by low thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Interfering Factors and Clinical Implications
thyroid hormone T4 supplement.
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Qigong therapy has been used with good result for autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease.
Also see hyperthyroidism.
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