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Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive. Thyroid hormones play an important role in many bodily functions, so a decrease in production can have serious adverse effects.



The thyroid gland, located in the middle of the neck, produces hormones that regulate metabolism (the system that controls how the body uses and stores energy). Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
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