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Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism and the Heart

By March 3, 2014

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Everyone knows that hypothyroidism - the condition in which the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone - negatively impacts the heart.  But evidence is accumulating that a lesser known - and less often recognized - thyroid condition called subclinical hypothyroidism may also increase the risk of cardiac disease. In subclinical hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is in fact producing a "normal" amount of thyroid hormone - but it has to work extra hard to do so.

Read about subclinical hypothyroidism - what it is and what to do about it - here.

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