Hypothyroidism can simply be described as having too little thyroid hormone.
Hypothyroidism is frequently caused by an autoimmune thyroid condition known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which occurs when a person's own immune system gradually destroys the thyroid gland causing it to make less thyroid hormone.
The author of 'Recovering With T3 My Journey from Hypothyroidism to Good Health Using the T3 Thyroid Hormone' discovered he was hypothyroid over twenty years ago.
The standard treatment for hypothyroidism at the present time is for a doctor to prescribe a medication called Levothyroxine or L-thyroxine (known as T4 for short), which is usually taken once a day for the rest of the patient's life. T4 is one of the two major thyroid hormones that the thyroid gland produces. The second major thyroid hormone is known as triiodothyronine (T3 for short).
There is growing awareness that some people do not appear to recover their former health using this standard T4 thyroid medication and may remain with many symptoms of hypothyroidism including: fatigue or feeling tired all the time, weakness, feeling cold, inability to lose weight, brain fog, digestive system problems and a range of other symptoms typical of an under-active thyroid gland.