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INTRODUCTION


Hypothyroidism is defined as a deficiency in thyroid hormone
secretion and action that produces a variety of clinical signs and
symptoms of Hypometabolism.

Overt Hypothyroidism is defined as an elevated serum TSH
concentration (usually above 10 mIU/L) and reduced free
Thyroxine concentration (fT4)
2. Subclinical Hypothyroidism is defined as serum TSH above the
upper reference limit in combination with a normal free Thyroxine
(fT4)
1.