TY - CHAP A1 - Jack R. Wall A2 - Bernard Champion ED1 - Drahomira Springer Y1 - 2012-02-08 PY - 2012 T1 - The Role of Real-Time Thyroid Ultrasonography in the Assessment and Management of Patients with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis N2 - Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder and it is significantly more frequent than presented - millions of people suffer from this disease without knowing it. People with this condition will have symptoms associated with slow metabolism. Estimates of subclinical hypothyroidism range between 3 to 8 %, increasing with age, whereas it more likely affects women than men. About 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency. Hypothyroidism may affect lipid metabolism, neurological diseases or other clinical conditions. The book includes studies on advancements in diagnosis, regulation and replacement therapy, thyroid ultrasonography and radioiodine therapy for hypothyroidism. "Hypothyroidism - Influences and Treatments" contains many important specifications, results of scientific studies and innovations for endocrine practice. BT - Hypothyroidism SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30781 DO - 10.5772/30781 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -