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Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) occurs when the body produces insufficient levels of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4). Hypothyroidism tends to be a result of the immune system attacking the thyroid gland, but can also be the result of surgery or other thyroid related illnesses. The condition causes many of the bodies functions to slow down which can result in weight gain, general tiredness and depression.
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