Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that results from the deficiency of the thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland, when unable to produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone into the blood, slows down the body’s metabolism (breakdown of food).
Hormones are chemicals that regulates several processes in the body. They are produced in the
endocrine glands and carry messages to the organs, skin and muscles of the body through the blood.