Hypothyroidism

Your health matters to us

An overarching goal of the National Health Co-op is to significantly reduce instances of preventable diseases and lessen the personal and societal impact of chronic conditions. That’s why we regularly review our patients’ files to identify individuals who may benefit from additional clinical support.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a health condition characterised by unusually low levels of thyroid hormones. It is the most common thyroid disorder in Australia.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid glands become underactive and cannot produce enough hormones to regulate your metabolism. The condition also occurs when the thyroid glands have been removed surgically or following treatment with certain medications, such as radioactive iodine. If your thyroid glands can’t secrete enough hormones, your body’s metabolism slows down with potential negative health implications.

Hypothyroidism is diagnosed and monitored through blood tests and relevant interval clinical examination. If you would like to discuss hypothyroidism with your GP or any other health concerns you may have, please make an appointment.